Wednesday, 6 July 2016
From GMP's In Partnership Newsletter, July 2016.
Sixty years ago, Pastor Sir Doug Nicholls successfully campaigned so that the second Sunday in July became a day to celebrate Aboriginal people and their culture. What is now known as the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) was formed and, over time, the committee’s acronym became the name of the weeklong celebrations. During NAIDOC week (July 3-10) celebrations are held across Australia to commemorate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated in Indigenous communities and by Australians from all walks of life. It is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities, and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Local community celebrations during NAIDOC week are encouraged and often organised by communities, government agencies, local councils, schools and workplaces. For more information and suggestions about what you and your local community or church can do to help celebrate NAIDOC week, check out the NAIDOC website www.naidoc.org.au
The Indigenous Ministries Australia (IMA) website will also help you to learn ways to walk alongside Indigenous people and ministries. Check out the IMA ‘Suggested Reading List’ or the ‘First Steps’ section on their website www.imaaustralia.org.au
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