NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC Week is held each year in the first week of July that incorporates the second Friday, which was historically celebrated as ‘National Aboriginal Day’.
Port School is very proud to celebrate this highly important day in the Australian calendar.
Under the theme – Because of her, we can! – NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July to Sunday 15 July. It celebrates the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made, and continue to make, to our communities, our families, our rich history and our nation.
This year’s NAIDOC poster was painted by Bigambul woman, Cheryl Moggs, from Goondiwindi, and portrays the 2018 theme, “Because of her, we can! It shows the courage and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.