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Minister Scullion: Celebrating 2018 NAIDOC Week

5 Mar 2018
  • Coalition Government investing $1.4 million for local communities to celebrate 2018 NAIDOC Week.
  • NAIDOC Week celebrations will run from 8 – 15 July 2018, guided by the theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
  • Grant applications open until 3 April 2018.

Communities across the country will be supported to celebrate NAIDOC Week this year with a $1.4 million grants round.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, encouraged communities to apply for a grant to host a local celebration.

“NAIDOC Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,” said Minister Scullion.

“The Coalition Government proudly supports NAIDOC Week each year. Local grants will enable communities to host their own events, for example a cultural showcase or family fun day.”

The 2018 NAIDOC theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ celebrates the important contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made and continue to make to our nation.

“In addition to the local grants, the Government will support the 2018 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony – which honours the achievements of First Australians across a number of fields”

Minister Scullion said that hundreds of events will be held across the country to celebrate NAIDOC Week.

“I look forward to celebrating NAIDOC Week this year and encourage all Australian communities to get involved.”

“NAIDOC Week celebrates the rich and unique place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and their history, culture and language in our nation and I encourage all communities to consider ways to get involved through the Coalition Government’s grant round,” Minister Scullion said today.

Applications close 3 April 2018 at 5pm (AEST). Further information on the 2018 NAIDOC Grants is available at the PM&C website

Find out more

Visit the Minister's website to view the original media release.

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