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

Nominations for the Port Hedland 2018 NAIDOC Awards have now closed. Thank you to everyone who nominated this year.

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

NAIDOC Week events

Aboriginal Family Law Services 3rd annual NAIDOC quiz night Wednesday 4 July 6pm - 9pm Jimblebar Room, Wanangkura Stadium, South Hedland
YIC is celebrating NAIDOC Tuesday 10 July 2pm - 5pm YIC HQ, 34 Lawson St, South Hedland
NAIDOC cook up Wednesday 11 July 9am - 10am Wapa Maya (sobering up centre)
NAIDOC Day Celebrations Wednesday 11 July 12.30pm - 2pm JD Hardie Youth Zone
NAIDOC Week community morning tea Thursday 12 July 10am - 11am Spinifex Hill Studios
Wirraka Maya Health Service NAIDOC Community Day Friday 13 July 3pm - 7pm Kevin Scott Oval, South Hedland