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Children in traditional outfits dancing on country at the Barunga Festival.
Stories | 22 Jun 2018

The annual Barunga Festival was held from June 8-10, bringing together performers and visitors from across Australia for a weekend of music, traditional dance, sport and local culture.

Announcements | 21 Jun 2018

The Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council has taken out the 2018 National Award for Excellence in Local Government with their innovative approach to ensuring lifesaving communications remain accessible during natural disaster events.

The 2018 NAIDOC Week Poster ‘tarmunggie – Woman’, with artist, Cheryl Moggs.
Stories | 19 Jun 2018

This year’s National NAIDOC poster competition winner, Cheryl Moggs, will be attending the Australian Parliament House NAIDOC launch and Major Indigenous Acquisition Unveiling, Cheryl will also say a few words about her artwork. This is the first time an original NAIDOC artwork has been hung in Parliament House.

The artwork, ‘tarmunggie – Woman’ represents the 2018 NAIDOC theme of ‘Because of her, we can!’, and portrays the courage and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with three overlaying images connecting dreamtime, culture and knowledge.

Announcements | 19 Jun 2018

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has paid tribute to community leader and respected artist Kumanjayi Granites, who passed away this week.

Announcements | 15 Jun 2018

Most significant collection of Aboriginal barks to go to China

Postcard | 13 Jun 2018

Add your NAIDOC Week event to the NAIDOC events page.

Stories | 13 Jun 2018

Aunty Tina and Uncle Adrian after the Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony.

Announcements | 12 Jun 2018

The Australian Government is proud to support one of Australia’s largest cultural events, expanding the iconic Barunga Festival with an additional $150,000 for the festival’s cultural program.

Announcements | 12 Jun 2018

It was two from two for the women’s and men’s Aboriginal XI squads at the 3aaa Country Ground in Derby today with both recording comfortable victories. The women crushed the National Cricket Conference by 137 runs while the men defeated hosts Derbyshire by 7 wickets with 17 balls to spare.

Announcements | 12 Jun 2018

2018 Aboriginal XI cricket squads have recreated a series of photos from the 1868 tour with the help of Australian captain Tim Paine.