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NAIDOC Week 8th - 14th July 2007

NAIDOC Week 2007 - 50 Years: Looking Forward, Looking Blak.
 
NAIDOC celebrations are held around Australia in the first full week in July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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

The week is celebrated not just in the Indigenous community, but also in increasing numbers of government agencies, schools, local councils and workplaces.NAIDOC Week is a great way to celebrate Indigenous culture and to build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

The national focus city or town for 2007is Darwin and this year's theme is 50 Years: Looking Forward, Looking Blak.  Further information regarding NAIDOC Week - including suggestions for how you, your family and colleagues may recognize the occasion, can be found c/-: www.naidoc.org.au