July 2015 News

Celebrate NAIDOC Week 5-12 July 2015

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.

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 held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

The National NAIDOC Committee are pleased to announce the 2015 National NAIDOC theme - We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the celebrations and activities that take place across the nation during NAIDOC Week.

External link List of NAIDOC events in Canberra


Join the Directions Community Advisory Group

We are looking for people currently or formerly involved with Directions programs to provide feedback and advice regarding our services, identify unmet needs and participate in service planning and development. It would be fantastic to have a variety of perspectives represented.

We are looking at a closed group of approximately 6 people for a fixed term membership recruited through an expression of interest. The commitment will likely involve one bimonthly meeting.

If you're interested in participating, call 02 6132 4800 or email to register your place.

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Directions acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land we walk upon today, the Ngunnawal people and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and surrounding region.

For more information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues, health organisations, policies and research including cultural events of significance, visit: External link ACT Health - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Portal

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