NAIDOC Week 2020

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

The theme of this year’s event, happening from 8 to 15 November, is Always Was, Always Will Be. It recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for more than 65,000 years, and invites all Australians to embrace the true history of this country – a history that dates back thousands of generations.

The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

This year the National NAIDOC Committee (NNC) decided to postpone NAIDOC Week from the original July dates to November due to the impacts and uncertainty from the escalating Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across our communities and cities.

Find out more about NAIDOC Week, or view a full list of events across Australia – both in person or online depending on state.

QCOSS will be celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020 with a special online event featuring Reconciliation Queensland’s Uncle Bill Buchanan and the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) Executive Director Culture and Economic Partnerships, Ms Simone Jackson. Find out more about this event here.