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 2023 is

For Our Elders

This year, we are again fortunate and excited to engage the theme of NAIDOC Week with esteemed colleagues and experts in a short interview series. We are grateful to our guest speakers and thank them kindly for sharing their work, thoughts and insights with us.

Interview with Shaun Angeles Penangke, interviewed by Prof. Dany Adone and Anna Kevorkov.

Shaun Angeles Penangke is an Arrernte and Kungarakany man who works in the field of repatriation and the return of cultural heritage.

Interview with Dr. Birgit Scheps-Bretschneider, interviewed by Prof. Dany Adone and Anna Kevorkov.

Dr. Scheps-Bretschneider works as the curator for the Oceania collection at the Grassi Museum for Ethnography in Leipzig.

Interview with Liz McNiven, interviewed by Prof. Dany Adone and Anna Kevorkov.

Liz McNiven is a Budjiti woman and sits on the Budjiti Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) board of directors, holding and maging native title lands and waters, on behalf of Budjiti peoples.