NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
The theme this year is ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’. This phrase recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
Here’s how you can take part in the week:
Attend a NAIDOC event
Use Indigenous Educational Resources
SBS Learn partnered up with NAIDOC Week 2020 to provide discussion questions, practical activities, clips and more for teachers. Why not explore and bring some of these resources into your own homes?
If you didn’t learn much about Indigenous culture in school, it’s not too late to learn now.
Buy from Blak Businesses
Beauty & Clothes
When purchasing clothes from Indigenous businesses, if you’re not Indigenous you probably shouldn’t be wearing a “Blak girl magic” tee… read more on what not to wear from Gammin Threads.
Clothing the Gap (check out the Ally Friendly label for non-Blak people)
Teach kids about the Stolen Generation with Archie Roach’s book Took the Children Away
Growing up Aboriginal in Australia by Anita Heiss
Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
My Tidda, My Sister by Marlee Silva
Consume Blak Media
If you’re not already consuming Black media, Netflix has teamed up with NAIDOC to “share the mic”. Across Netflix, NITV/SBS and ABC, a wide variety of TV shows, documentaries, movies and new and live content will be on display.
- Wrong Kind Of Black
- Sweet Country
- Mad Bastards
- Satellite Boy
- Our Law
- The Sapphires
- Top End Wedding
NITV and SBS ON DEMAND
- Big Mob Brekky
- Going Places with Ernie Dingo
- Rabbit-Proof Fence
- Total Control
- Black Comedy
- Dark Place