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NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week is a time for celebration of Aboriginal culture, peoples and achievements.

 

NAIDOC stands for National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Commemoration, which relates to the struggles in the civil rights movement to recognise Australian First Nations peoples as citizens in their own country.

 

This year’s theme, ‘Always Was, Always Will be’ recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years and it reminds us of their ongoing spiritual and cultural connection to country.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia’s first explorers, first navigators, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists.

 

Always Was, Always Will Be, acknowledges that hundreds of Nations and tribes covered this continent. All were managing the land – the biggest estate on earth – to sustainably provide for their future. In this area it was The Dja Dja Wurrung people of the Kulin nation.

 

NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace our deep history – a history which dates back thousands of generations. It’s about seeing, hearing and learning the First Nations 65,000+ year history of this country – which is Australia’s history, which is all of our history.

 

 

        

Contact

Daylesford Primary School: daylesford.ps@education.vic.gov.au

Drummond Primary School: drummond.ps@education.vic.gov.au

Yandoit Primary School: yandoit.ps@education.vic.gov.au

 

 

 

We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. 

We are proud to acknowledge Dja Dja Wurrung as the Traditional Owners of this Country.