|Source: 2016 National NAIDOC logo|
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
This years theme is Songlines –The living narrative of our nation. Songlines are the oldest living narrative of our nation.
If you wish to learn more about Songlines (also called Dreaming paths) and their pragmatic and practical aspects, and impact on modern Australia's development an excellent title to read is:
Aboriginal dreaming paths and trading routes : The colonisation of the Australian economic landscape by Dale Kerwin.
Call Number: 994.0049915 KER
You can also attend a local community events for example in Cairns and Townsville will hold several including family fun days on Friday July 8th, 2016.