Friday, 30 August 2013

JCU NAIDOC in September

Monday 2nd of September to Friday 6th of September we are celebrating NAIDOC Week at JCU.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

As July is semester break at JCU we are celebrating NAIDOC Week in September when everyone is usually on campus.

NAIDOC originally stood for 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'. The committee was responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.

This year's National NAIDOC theme is "We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963".

 JCU will hold various events around our campuses.

The library suggest to use a search string with the following keywords for more information around this year's focus the Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963.
  • Yirrkala
  • Yolgnu 
  • Aboriginal "Arnhem Land"
  • "Land rights" OR 'native title"
  • "bark petition"
  • "Australian Constitution"  amendment
  • mining
  • Nabalco
  • Gove peninsula
  • Bauxite
The following links may be of interest to read about the Yirrkala petitiona and a conference presentation by Yolgnu person about Yolgnu law and governance sturctures.

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