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Australia celebrates NAIDOC week

That truth-telling can help us better understand the challenges and disadvantage that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future

Australia celebrates NAIDOC week

The longstanding desire of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to have an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia underpins this year's NAIDOC week, that runs from July 7th to the 14th.

Organised by the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, NAIDOC has its roots in activism that took place in the 1920s and 30s.

On Australia Day in 1938, protesters marched through Sydney in what was called a Day of Mourning.

Its success led to the Day of Mourning being marked each year on the Sunday before Australia Day, in what became known as National Aborigines Day.

That day of remembrance was eventually shifted to the month of July so the day of protest could also be one of celebrating Aboriginal culture.

In 1975, it was decided to turn the annual commemoration into a week-long event marked from the first to the second Sunday in July.

Co-Chair of the National NAIDOC Committee, John Paul Janke says the enduring quest for a treaty and for a process known as truth-telling is reflected in this year's theme:  Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's work together for a shared future.”

This year, SBS has partnered with the National NAIDOC Committee to prepare classroom resources for primary and secondary school teachers so they can engage students and share Indigenous perspectives in their communities.

They can be found at sbs.com.au/learn/naidoc

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