Every year, NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, due to COVID-19, celebrations were postponed from their traditional date in July to the 8th-15th November.
NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
It is incredibly important to educate children on the significance of this celebration from a young age. It is also important for all educators to be aware of this event and the overall recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the reconciliation of the country.
We hope you find the following resource helpful in celebrating NAIDOC in your early childhood setting and look forward to any feedback you may have.
The guide includes:
- Aboriginal storytelling activities and symbols
- A Welcome to Country
- An Acknowledgement of Country
- NAIDOC Week ICT tools for the classroom
Download your copy of the guide here: NAIDOC Week 2020