NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
The Orange community celebrates NAIDOC Week in November each year due to the routinely cold weather in the middle of the year.
The events are organised by the local Aboriginal community in conjunction with Orange City Council.
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. The acronym NAIDOC has since become the name of the week itself.
Local community celebrations during NAIDOC Week are encouraged and often organised by communities, government agencies, local councils, schools and workplaces.
2017 NAIDOC Week Celebrations will be taking place from Friday 10 to Saturday 18 November.
The theme for 2017 is 'Our Languages Matter'.
Wherever you live, you can take part in NAIDOC Week celebrations. To find out about NAIDOC Week activities in your area, contact your nearest Council. For Orange City Council contact the Community Development Officer, Lynda Bowtell, on LBowtell@orange.nsw.gov.au or phone 6393 8976.
Access the Orange 2017 NAIDOC Week Celebrations program below, or for more information on NAIDOC Week Celebrations see the web link below: