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    What is NAIDOC Week?

    Nunukul Yugerra Dancers at Griffith Uni during NAIDOC Week.

    Every July Australians celebrate NAIDOC week. NAIDOC stands for National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee.

    The origins of NAIDOC can be traced back to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920’s, in Australia, which sought to improve, promote and increase awareness of Aboriginal issues to the wider community. Originally, the NAIDOC committee would be responsible for organising national events and promotional activities, and in more recent times it is the National NAIDOC Committee that selects a city to host the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony, as well as judging a National NAIDOC Poster Competition and NAIDOC Awards recipients.

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