NAIDOC Week is from 3 – 10 July 2022. This year’s theme is: Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
What is NAIDOC Week?
NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. For more information, visit the NAIDOC website.
The 2022 theme – Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! – encourages all of us to champion institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative reforms, while celebrating those who have already driven and led change in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over generations.
Resources for Girl Guides & Leaders
Adapt the below activities to suit your Girl Guide Unit – the age of your Girl Guides and whether you are completing activities at home during the holidays or with your Girl Guide Unit.
Attend a local NAIDOC activity.
Find out through your local Council office, or on the NAIDOC website what is planned for the week, and choose a suitable one to participate in.
Download and learn about the 2022 NAIDOC poster.
View, download and learn about the 2022 winning poster artwork and hear from the artist.
Research the different language groups around Australia and find out what First Nations Country you live in.
Use the Maggolee website developed by Reconciliation Victoria to help you. It contains: information about each of the 79 Victorian local government areas; details on policy and programs; protocols and cultural awareness; traditional owner groups; and local Aboriginal organisations, Aboriginal languages, key local contacts, news, and events.
Play some traditional games with your Girl Guide Unit.
For information about games – their name, where played, plus a link to booklet on how to play – visit this website.
More ideas for celebrating NAIDOC Week:
- Start your own hall of fame featuring Indigenous role models.
- Listen to Indigenous musicians or watch a movie about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history.
- Make your own Indigenous trivia quiz.
- Study a famous Indigenous Australian.
- Study Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and crafts.
- Work with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist to produce an artwork representing the theme.
- Run an art competition for your school or community.
- Research Indigenous history online or visit you library to find books about Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples.
- Visit local Indigenous sites of significance or interest.
- Learn the meanings of local or national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander place names and words.
- Invite local Indigenous Elders to speak or give a Welcome to Country at your school or workplace.
- Invite an Indigenous sportsperson or artist to visit you.
- Invite Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander dancers to perform.
- Host a community BBQ or luncheon.
- Hold a flag raising ceremony.
- Organise a smoking ceremony.
- Aboriginal Rock Art Fact Sheet
- How to fly the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags
- Information on ‘dadirri’ (deep listening)
- Education Resources for Teachers (from the ABC)
- Top 10 Resources for Grade 6 (from the ABC)
- NAIDOC Week Teacher Resource
- Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education – free to access and provides practical ways to introduce meaningful reconciliation initiatives in the classroom, around the school and with the community.
- Read Girl Guides Victoria’s Reconciliation Action Plan.
- More Reconciliation Resources are on the GGV website here, including the syllabus for the special Reconciliation Badge.