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 celebrate NAIDOC Week in November due to inclement weather.
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.
2016 NAIDOC Week Celebrations will be taking place from 5-11 November.
The theme for 2016 is 'Living narrative of our nation'
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. To see an example of the Program content, access the 2016 NAIDOC Week Celebrations program below :