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2021 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.

Hedland 2021 NAIDOC Awards - Nominations Close 5pm, Sunday June 27

Nominations close 5pm, Sunday June 27, 2021. Late applications are unable to be accepted.

Awards will be presented by the Hedland Aboriginal Strong Leaders at the NAIDOC Concert at South Hedland Town Square on Saturday July 10 2021.

Please click here for the nomination form

Please send your completed application to