NAIDOC Week celebrates the first footprints
Thursday, 5 November 2020
NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
This year, the National NAIDOC Committee has partnered with the Woolworths Group to distribute the 2020 NAIDOC Week poster. A limited supply of posters will be available in 1,000 Woolworths stores nationally, while stocks last.
This year’s NAIDOC Poster features the stunning artwork titled Shape of Land by Noongar and Saibai Islander artist Tyrown Waigana.
NAIDOC Week 2020 acknowledges and celebrates that our nation’s story didn’t begin with documented European contact whether in 1770 or 1606 – with the arrival of the Dutch on the western coast of the Cape York Peninsula. The very first footprints on this continent were those belonging to First Nations peoples.
For First Nations’ people, this nation’s story began at the dawn of time. NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace the true history of this country – a history which dates back thousands of generations. It’s about seeing, hearing and learning the First Nations’ 65,000+ year history of this country – which is Australian history.
The National NAIDOC Committee wants all Australians to celebrate that we have the oldest continuing cultures on the planet and to recognise that First Nations’ sovereignty was never ceded.
You can check out events being held across the country at the NAIDOC website.