NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. 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.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme is Because of her, we can! It focuses on the essential role women play as active and significant role models at community, local, state and national levels.
The City of Sydney has supported NAIDOC Week events within the community over many years. Once again, the City will host its popular NAIDOC in the City event. Come along to experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance, song, food and more in the heart of Sydney. Taste the treats from the earth oven, join in the dance circle, watch cooking demonstrations and enjoy live music and performances. Bring the kids along to try their hand at painting and weaving or join the sporting action in the sports clinics.
This is the first time NAIDOC in the City will be celebrated on a Saturday.
When: Saturday, July 14, 2018 (10AM until 2PM).
Where: Hyde Park, Sydney