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NAIDOC Week focusses on Aboriginal women

NAIDOC Panel Group

North Metropolitan TAFE’s events management students coordinated more than 30 activities across six of its campuses recently to celebrate NAIDOC Week.

  • Under the theme “Because of Her, We Can”, the week recognised Aboriginal women and the role they have played – and continue to play – at the community, local, state and national levels.
  • Activities included choir, dance and didgeridoo performances; food tastings; boomerang, canvas, face and hand painting; panel discussions; an art exhibition; and Aboriginal interactive sports. 
  • Panel discussions and walks of appreciation were held across various campuses to recognise Aboriginal women. 
  • North Metro TAFE will continue its NAIDOC celebrations at Gallery Central (Northbridge) from 7 – 21 July with an art exhibition “Djookian (sisters)” showcasing the work of Aboriginal women. 

“It was great to see our students engage with such an important initiative such as NAIDOC,” said North Metro TAFE’s Managing Director Michelle Hoad.

“They were able to put the skills they had learned into practice, while developing an understanding of the important role that Aboriginal women play in our society.”Midland Didge.jpg

NAIDOC Week will take place from Sunday 8 July to Sunday 15 July. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia every year 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 originally stood for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself. 

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