NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.
NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.
All Byron Shire residents are encouraged to participate in the celebrations and activities that take throughout the Shire during NAIDOC Week.
Thursday 7 July (10.00am)
Arakwal Celebration Day
March from Railway Park (10.00am) to Denning Park, Main Beach, Byron Bay
Activities and Entertainment until 2.00pm
Locals and families welcome. Bring clapsticks, didgeridoos, and wear the flag colours.
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