National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. All Australians are encouraged to participate in NAIDOC Week activities. 

NAIDOC Week 2023 - 2 to 9 July

The theme for NAIDOC Week 2023 is For Our Elders

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NAIDOC Week 2023 artwork reveal

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Dr Kevin ‘Uncle Dookie’ O’Loughlin OAM honoured for a lifetime of service.

The City of Adelaide has awarded Dr Kevin ‘Uncle Dookie’ O’Loughlin OAM the Lord Mayor’s NAIDOC Award for 2023 at today’s annual celebration at Adelaide Town Hall.


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