The theme for NAIDOC 2016 is Songlines: The living narrative of our nation

NAIDOC Week is celebrated across Australia each year in first week of July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 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 host city for the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony is Darwin. After almost a decade the Committee is excited to be back with one of the biggest celebrations yet!

The theme for NAIDOC 2016 is ‘Songlines: The living narrative of our nation’. The theme highlights the Songlines recorded in traditional songs, stories, dance and art. Dreaming tracks criss-cross Australia and trace the journeys of the ancestral spirits as they created the land, animals and lores. These dreaming tracks are sometimes called ‘Songlines’ as they record the travels of these ancestral spirits who 'sung' the land into life. They carry significant spiritual and cultural connection to knowledge, customs, ceremony and Lore of many Aboriginal nations and Torres Strait Islander language groups.

To learn more about NAIDOC week, events, history and more click here

Wednesday, 6 July 2016