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This week is NAIDOC Week 2021!
The Theme for NAIDOC week this year is HEAL COUNTRY!
This week invites the nation to embrace First Nations' cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia's national heritage; respecting the culture and values of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander as all Australian cultures and values. 
NAIDOC Week 2021
"NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community."

To learn about the history of NAIDOC week and discover how you can be involved in celebrating check out the link below
BE INVOLVED! here are some ideas to help you plan your NAIDOC week
  • Display the National NAIDOC Poster or other Indigenous posters around your classroom or workplace.
  • Start your own hall of fame featuring Indigenous role models.
  • Listen to Indigenous musicians or watch a movie about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history.
  • Make your own Indigenous trivia quiz.
  • Research the traditional Indigenous owners of your area.
  • Study Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and crafts.
  • Visit local Indigenous sites of significance or interest.
  • Learn the meanings of local or national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander place names and words.
  • Invite local Indigenous Elders to speak or give a Welcome to Country at your school or workplace.
  • Host a community BBQ or luncheon.
  • Hold a flag raising ceremony.
  • Organise a smoking ceremony.
There are also NAIDOC events happening all over Australian this week! use the link below to check out what is going on in your area and 
Plan your week
Want to be involved but don't know how? Check out this list of 20 tips to keep you connected and covidsafe this NAIDOC Week!
Top 20 Tips
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