NAIDOC SA

Coordinating events in South Australia
during NAIDOC week

HELPING TO CELEBRATE

Culture and achievements of Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander people

NAIDOC SA

Coordinating events in South Australia
during Naidoc week

NATIONAL NAIDOC, Get up! Stand Up! Show Up!

Each year the NAIDOC SA Committee manages and delivers the 4 major South Australian NAIDOC Events:
NAIDOC Church Service, NAIDOC SA Awards, NAIDOC March & Family Fun Day and the NAIDOC Ball

NAIDOC SA

The South Australian NAIDOC Committee deliver the 4 Major NAIDOC Events in South Australia – The NAIDOC SA Ecumenical Church Service, The South Australian NAIDOC Awards, The NAIDOC SA March and Family Fun Day and the final event for the week the NAIDOC SA Ball.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 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.

NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has become the name of the week itself.

The South Australian NAIDOC Committee are not the organising body for all NAIDOC events held throughout the South Australia but invite local and remote communities, schools, organisations and others to promote their events on this webpage. Submissions can be made by contacting.

NATIONAL NAIDOC

Each year, a different city hosts the National NAIDOC Awards ceremony and Ball.

The host city, National poster competition and the National NAIDOC award winners are selected by the National NAIDOC Committee. Local community celebrations during NAIDOC Week are often organised by communities, government agencies, local councils, schools and workplaces.

To contact the National Committee see www.naidoc.org.au

Logo design by Karen Briggs – Yorta Yorta

This logo represents coming together for NAIDOC week, celebrating our history, culture, and achievements across South Australia. The combination of colours and symbols are taken from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags.

The yellow circle represents the sun shining upon country, giving life with its rays to country and peoples across the state.

The red brush strokes represent the colours of the outback and red ochre which has ceremonial significance. The green border surrounding the artwork symbolises vegetation of the Torres Strait Islands. The white colour represents peace.

The swirl of blue dots represents the sea which is of cultural significant to Torres Strait Islanders and Aboriginal peoples. As the blue dots move towards the land, they signify the coming together of communities across South Australia to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and achievements.

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