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NAIDOC Week 2021

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This week (4-11 July) is NAIDOC Week, a week for celebrating and recognising the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week has been observed in its current form since 1975, and is an opportunity for YHA as an organisation to show our support for reconciliation, shed light on issues facingIndigenous Australians and highlight the achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff members who form part of our amazing team.


The theme this year is 'Heal Country' - calling for greater protections for the lands, waters, sacred sites and cultural heritage of Indigenous Australians from exploitation, desecration and destruction. YHA Australia, with its roots in learning about Australia's entire 60,000 year history through travel and lived experiences, as well as its passion for environmental preservation, stands steadfastly behind this cause, and we're encouraging all our staff and our wider community to be involved in spreading awareness this year.

What can I do to support NAIDOC Week?

There are a huge number of ways you can get involved. Below is just a few of them:

  1. Post to your social media channels about NAIDOC Week - 
  2. Attend an event (COVID restrictions permitting) - see here to find out what events are on near you: https://www.naidoc.org.au/get-involved/naidoc-week-events
  3. Listen to some Indigenous musicians or screen a documentary - there are great documentaries available from both SBS (NITV) (https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/naidoc) and the ABC (https://www.abc.net.au/indigenous/features/naidoc/)
  4. Display a NAIDOC poster in your workplace or even at home amongst your family and friends - pre-printed copies of this year's poster are available from NAIDOC offices and Woolworths outlets (in limited quantities), and a downloadable version can be found here to print yourself: https://www.naidoc.org.au/get-involved/2021-poster

See the NAIDOC website for more ways you can get involved: https://www.naidoc.org.au/get-involved/plan-your-event

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YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We acknowledge and pay our respects to Elders past, present, emerging and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community.