NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
As July is semester break at JCU we are celebrating NAIDOC Week in September when everyone is usually on campus.
NAIDOC originally stood for 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'. The committee was responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.
This year's National NAIDOC theme is "We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963".
JCU will hold various events around our campuses.
The library suggest to use a search string with the following keywords for more information around this year's focus the Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963.
- Aboriginal "Arnhem Land"
- "Land rights" OR 'native title"
- "bark petition"
- "Australian Constitution" amendment
- Gove peninsula
- Bark petitions: Indigenous art and reform for the rights of Indigenous Australians
- The Assent law of the first people:Principles of an effective legal system in Aboriginal communities by Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM & Richard Trudgen and 22 Feb 2011