NAIDOC Week 2020

Wednesday 1 January 2020 12:21am

The Mental Health Complaints Commissioner (MHCC) would like to acknowledge the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria and pay our respect to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and emerging.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin nation as the Traditional Owners/Custodians of the land on which we conduct our business. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community.

We pay our respect to Elders past, present and the emerging leaders of the future.

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

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 since become the name of the week itself.

The 2020 National NAIDOC Week theme has been developed to highlight the length of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander occupation of Australia. It’s about seeing, hearing and learning about the First Nations’ 65,000+ year history of this country. This year the theme is:

Always Was, Always Will Be.

NAIDOC Week is the perfect opportunity for all Australians to celebrate the history of this country, and to participate in a range of activities, and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

To find out how to be involved, including how to celebrate NAIDOC Week virtually this week, visit the website www.naidoc.org.auExternal Link

Reviewed 28 June 2021

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