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NAIDOC Week is a national annual event celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is a great opportunity for all Queenslanders to celebrate and enjoy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, which is integral to our state identity.

NAIDOC originally stood for 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'. Once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week, the committee acronym has become of the name of the week that continues to be celebrated across the country.

The theme for NAIDOC Week 2012 is Spirit of the Tent Embassy: 40 years on. This theme celebrates those who lived to renew the spirit of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in 1972. The embassy became a powerful symbol of unity, its founders instilling pride, advancing equality and educating the country on the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Brisbane Central Event

Diversity will host an event for departmental staff to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through art and music on Wednesday 4 July 2012. Numerous works from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists will be exhibited on the day. Other cultural performances will also be held during the formal event launch. All staff are invited to attend.

To RSVP for this event, please contact the Diversity team by COB 2 July 2012.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 4 July 2012
Time: 10.30am to 12.00pm (artwork will be on display from 10.30am to 3.00pm)
Place: Rooms 1 and 2, 80 George Street, Brisbane
RSVP:email Diversity or phone 07 3237 0415

Regional Events

Events to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2012 will be occurring state wide. To find out what exciting events are occurring in your region, or to register your NAIDOC Week event, email Diversity or contact the team by phone on (07)3237 0415.

More information about NAIDOC Week 2012 can be found on the NAIDOC website External Link.

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