Telling stories of Voice, Treaty & Truth

Articles and features exploring politics, determination and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

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 culture from around the country. 

A motion to display the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags in the Senate chamber has been voted down by the federal government.
A growing number of political leaders are backing calls to better reflect 60,000 years of Indigenous history in the national anthem, but others disagree.
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.

The need for Indigenous Australians to have an enhanced role in the country's decision-making is the theme underpinning NAIDOC Week 2019.
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...
A quick introduction to all things NAIDOC Week.

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.

Rise and shine with Australia's first Aboriginal Morning TV show, 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 Award Winners 2019

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

"Never forget me", David Gulpili AM, born at Gurarlil in Arnhem Land, is distant from the mainstream and yet enormously popular and loved. He defines many of the films...
From rugby union to midwifery, and even the military, Dean Duncan has forged pathways for First Peoples in numerous areas.
Elma Gada Kris is a dancer, choreographer, actor, mentor and all-round, passionate champion for her people and culture.
Professor Michael McDaniel may not have excelled at school, but once he passed his university enrollment via. an Indigenous bridging course, he fell in love with...
The Littlewell Working Group are a powerful group of people dedicated to preserving the country where their history, language and heritage is profoundly embedded.
Known as the 'Barkindji Warrior', Shantelle Thompson redefines what it means to "fight like a girl".
Young aspiring lawyer, Ganur Maynard would like to see the legal institution be used as a means of empowerment, rather than a tool of oppression.