Our Peoples' stories

Articles and features celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, history and culture. 

From sports matches to Zoom meetings, it's become standard practice to begin events with a Welcome to Country or Acknowledgment of Country. But some are doing things a...
Sydney FC's new signing Jada Whyman is sharing her story as part of a campaign to help more Indigenous footballers to be able to make it in the sport.
A new online resource is educating Australians about how to communicate using Indigenous words in the hopes of maintaining the languages.
Using traditional and modern knowledge, rangers in Far North Queensland are conducting controlled fires to protect their country and inspire the next generation...
An old pearl lugger in Cairns has been given some new deckhands, with Torres Strait Islander mainlanders getting their first taste of their ancestors' seafaring...
OPINION: The origins of NAIDOC Week sprang from the Aboriginal activism of the 1930s. The women and children present would later become the keepers of this rich...
With a Wiradjuri mother and Italian father, Edoardo Crismani has spent the last few years digging deep to piece together the history of his ancestors, and where...

NAIDOC Week News

All the latest news on Australia's biggest celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture.

The National NAIDOC Committee says the decision to cancel the event for the second straight year is to keep our Elders, communities and children safe.
Artist Maggie-Jean Douglas has been announced as the winner of the prestigious NAIDOC poster competition for her work on the theme "Heal Country!".
Artwork painted by mother and daughter duo from Ceduna in SA to feature on uniforms for Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Live performances, music, culture, and history will be highlighted to help create a positive, inclusive community and elevate First Nations people on TikTok this...
The Aboriginal flag has been raised for the first time at Newcastle's Fort Scratchley War Memorial.
On a night celebrating excellence in Indigenous communities, it was revealed that the actor has officially retired and is suffering from lung cancer.
A Waka Waka woman turns down a "Strong Sistas" Keeping Community Safe NAIDOC Week award after discovering the event sponsor was Serco - a company that operates...

NAIDOC resources

Learn, play and engage with the oldest continuing culture on the planet.

A quick introduction to all things NAIDOC Week.
No matter where you are in Australia — make sure you know that it's on Aboriginal land ... and *what* Aboriginal land.
In Aboriginal culture, healing after a conflict can only begin with a process of truth-telling. This is what Makarrata is about.
Want to sample delicious native foods and eat your way through NAIDOC Week this year? Here's just a taste of the many community events that will shine a spotlight...
Just because it ends in "oo", doesn't mean it's local.

What's on the Black Box?: NAIDOC Week

SBS & NITV are showcasing powerful Indigenous stories throughout NAIDOC Week.

Tune in on-air or stream on SBS On Demand.

Look out for the exclusive broadcast of the 2021 National NAIDOC Awards, the return of Australia’s only all-Indigenous breakfast television program 'Big Mob Brekky'...
Join us for a curated collection of films and feature documentaries, every night of NAIDOC week (8 - 15 November). On NITV and SBS On Demand.
Every night this week, NITV is showcasing rich Indigenous stories to celebrate NAIDOC week.
A mischievous and heart-warming digital comedy that brings life in the territory to the small screen, 'Robbie Hood' will premiere on SBS On Demand on Friday 5 July.
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NAIDOC Awards: Past Winners

Recognising the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the work in their communities and excellence in their chosen field.

On a night celebrating excellence in Indigenous communities, it was revealed that the actor has officially retired and is suffering from lung cancer.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner Dr June Oscar has been honoured as the National NAIDOC Person of the Year.
From rugby union to midwifery, and even the military, Dean Duncan has forged pathways for First Peoples in numerous areas.
Experiencing first-hand the challenges facing Indigenous students at school, Goreng Goreng man Professor Chris Sarra has been a champion of improving education...
Social justice pioneer, Pat Anderson (AO) is the recipient of the 2018 NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre for the past 25 years, Stephen Page has made an invaluable contribution to the cultural and artistic landscape of...
Tauto Sansbury, a Narungga elder, has worked to close the gap in inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians for more than 30 years.