NAIDOC WEEK - JUNE 26 - 30
Celebrate NAIDOC Week with Books!
One of the ways you can help celebrate NAIDOC week in your classroom is to read and explore the bounty of books with First Nation themes or by First Nation authors. Scroll below or search 'First Nations People' in our book activity collection to find some great titles.
What is NAIDOC Week?
During the 1938, celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the First Fleet's arrival, more than 1000 Aboriginal people congregated at Australia Hall in Sydney. Their purpose was to demand full citizenship rights and transformative legislation to improve the lives of First Nations people. This gathering, recognised globally as one of the earliest civil rights assemblies, came to represent a Day of Mourning. Over time, it evolved into the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week—an annual observance that not only commemorates the Day of Mourning but also celebrates the remarkable history, culture, and achievements of First Nations people. Grab the 'Supporting NAIDOC' toolkit and learn more about NAIDOC week on the official website: https://www.naidoc.org.au
National NAIDOC Week takes place from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday and is a truely fabulous reminder for all Australians to unite in honouring and embracing the legacy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.