NAIDOC Week is a week-long celebration of the culture, history and achievements of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, held in July each year since 1975.
It is mainly organised by the independent National NAIDOC Committee, who declare the theme and dates for NAIDOC Week each year.
Many other institutions such as universities, government organisations, and cultural groups organise their own events celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in this week. The theme for 2022 is
Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
This theme urges us to push for systemic, lasting change in our communities.
For comprehensive truth-telling and constitutional reform that secures a voice for Indigenous Australians.
For a celebration of those Indigenous Australians who have led the way fighting for change and to protect their environment, heritage and culture in face of genocide.
In celebration of this theme, the Centre for Australian Studies has had the opportunity to talk to four experts who have dedicated their work to uplifting the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
We invite you to watch, listen, and learn from our colleagues, so that together, we can Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!