It’s NAIDOC Week!


Our Languages Matter

Aside from being the first week of Trimester 2, it’s also a very important week in the Indigenous calendar.

July 2 to July 9 is NAIDOC Week.

Every year, NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

However, celebrations are not limited to the Indigenous community – Australians from all walks of life are invited to celebrate, participate in a range of activities, and support their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community.

Each year, NAIDOC Week has a theme. The 2017 Theme, Our Languages Matter, aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity.

Griffith University is hosting events at the Nathan and Gold Coast Campuses, and there are also a bunch of events being held throughout the surrounding community:

Nathan

Date: Monday 3 July
Time: 10am – 11am
Where: Nathan Campus Arrival Plaza
What: Morning tea
RSVP here

Gold Coast

Date: Wednesday 5 July
Time: 10am – 2pm
Where: Grassed area outside Library
What: Activities that include boomerang painting, traditional basket weaving, Johnny cake making, food tasting, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island dance performances, and more.

Surrounding community

Sunshine Coast

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Ipswich

Beaudesert