Celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated nationally 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. Events usually include a street march and community activities in Robertson Park.
The events are organised by the local Aboriginal community in conjunction with Orange City Council.
NAIDOC stands for the 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.
NAIDOC WEEK COMMITTEE
The Orange NAIDOC Committee is calling on members of the community to put their hand up to help organise Orange’s annual NAIDOC Week celebrations.
If you would like to become a new member of the Orange NAIDOC Committee, please complete this Expression of Interest – Orange NAIDOC Week Committee – General Membership form, acknowledge the Code of Conduct by signing the last page, and return the Committee Clerk – on the details below.
The committee charter can be found here.
If you would like to express an interest in an Office Bearer Positions – Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson or Treasurer – please complete the appropriate form, select which position you are interested in, and return to the committee clerk If you are new to the Orange NAIDOC Week Committee you will also need to complete a general membership form and sign off on the Code of Conduct.
All expressions of interest will close on Thursday, 4th February, 2021 at 12 noon.
If you are an existing member you do not need to complete a form.
The committee clerk is Julie Proctor, [email protected] 63938608