The Office of Aboriginal Affairs, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre and Reconciliation Tasmania have organised events throughout the state as part of NAIDOC Week, from 7-14 July.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC, which originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life.
The Committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.
The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
An invitation has been extended to attend the Office of Aboriginal Affairs NAIDOC Week function (pdf, 321.9 KB) in the Premier's Reception Room on Thursday, 11 July. You must RSVP by Friday, 5 July.
You can also check out the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre's fliers for details about events at Nipaluna (pdf, 1.2 MB), Launceston (pdf, 1.2 MB) and pataway (pdf, 1.2 MB) or register for Reconciliation Tasmania and the Hobart City Council's NAIDOC Week forum in Hobart on 9 July.
Find out more by visiting the NAIDOC Week website.