June 10, 2022

NAIDOC WEEK ’22: Our theme and Quiz

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

Karen Bryant, Senior Aboriginal Liaison Officer and proud Gunditjmara woman, says, “NAIDOC time is important to me, it’s a time to relish in my culture with my family, grandchildren and community. It’s a special time of year where our mob can connect, educate and celebrate all aspects of First Nations histories and culture with non-indigenous people.”

This year’s theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

As the website www.naidoc.org.au explains:

We have a proud history of getting up, standing up, and showing up.

From the frontier wars and our earliest resistance fighters to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities fighting for change today—we continue to show up.

Now is our time. We cannot afford to lose momentum for change.

We all must continue to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! for systemic change and keep rallying around our mob, our Elders, our communities.

Whether it’s seeking proper environmental, cultural and heritage protections, Constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties, or calling out racism—we must do it together.

It must be a genuine commitment by all of us to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! and support and secure institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative reforms.

Narrun Wilip-Giin, Aboriginal Support Unit, this year too has put together a quiz that will test your knowledge and reward you with exciting prizes.

Click here for the NAIDOC Week quiz.

For more information, visit our NAIDOC Week intranet page.