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NAIDOC Week is all about celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements, and recognising the resilience that ensures First Nations Australians are custodians of the world's oldest living culture. Something to be immensely proud of.
Lockdown may have delayed things a little this year, with NAIDOC Week shifting from its usual spot in July to November 9-15, but there's no stopping this vital part of the city's cultural life. This year's theme, fittingly, is 'Always Was, Always Will Be', and there's a great mix of events both online and in-person, plus the first-ever Indigenous-led brekky TV show.
NAIDOC stands for 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'. In the 1920s, Aboriginal groups sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. Today, all Australians and visitors are invited to join in the celebrations – many of which are free to attend and open to all ages.
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