NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July 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 week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. NAIDOC Week is a time to acknowledge Indigenous artists, scholars, sportspeople, elders, community members and more.
This year the National NAIDOC
theme is Serving Country: Centenary and Beyond.
The theme was selected by the National NAIDOC Committee to honour all
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence
of our country. From warriors in the Frontier Wars to warriors who have served
with honour and pride in Australia’s military conflicts and engagements across
the globe, the theme proudly highlights and recognises the role they have
played in shaping our identity and pauses to reflect on their sacrifice.
Woodside supports NAIDOC Perth by sponsoring awards made at the Opening
Ceremony of NAIDOC Week in Perth. These awards are Business of the Year,
Non-Profit Organisation of the Year and Tertiary Scholar of the Year. Woodside
also supports NAIDOC Perth in the delivery of Miss NAIDOC Perth 2014.
Miss NAIDOC Perth 2014 is a leadership and empowerment program, open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women, aged between 18 to 30 years (as at 28 March 2014), who are currently living in Perth, Western Australia. The program includes six weeks of leadership, empowerment, grooming and deportment training. Ashlea Walley has been crowned Miss NAIDOC Perth 2014 and represents her community and NAIDOC Perth for the next twelve months. Follow Miss Naidoc 2014 on facebook.
For more information on NAIDOC Week events in Perth click here or follow Naidoc Perth on facebook.