2018 NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.

Predominately, NAIDOC Week is held in the first week (a Sunday to Sunday) of July that incorporates the second Friday - which historically was celebrated as 'National Aboriginal Day'. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and society.

Find out more about NAIDOC Week here. 

Port Hedland 2018 NAIDOC Awards

Inspirational Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are making their mark in all areas of our community.

Do you know an inspirational Aboriginal person who deserves to be recognised?

Hedland Aboriginal Strong Leaders are seeking nominations for the Port Hedland 2018 NAIDOC Awards.

Applications close 5pm, Thursday 21 June, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.

If you know someone who deserves to be recognised for their contribution, then choose the category and tell us what makes them an award winner.

Awards will be presented by the Hedland Aboriginal Strong Leaders at the Yule River Bush Meeting.

Download your nomination form here.

Please send your completed application to trina.stoddart@gmail.com or phone Trina Stoddart for more information on 0435 172 143.