Each year NAIDOC Week celebrations are held nationally around Australia in recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders - the first peoples of Australia.
The week is an opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and recognise their achievements within their own communities.
This year, NAIDOC Week will be held from 7-14 July. There's loads of great events happening. Check out the calendar below:
2013 NAIDOC Week Calendar
Once again Coffs Harbour City Council and the Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee will be acknowledging the achievement of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have made a significant contribution to their local community and the spirit of NAIDOC.
Wherever you live, taking part in NAIDOC Week is a great way to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures and to build bridges between all Australians.
To find out more about the history of NAIDOC and information on local events to celebrate NAIDOC week, please visit: www.naidoc.org.au .
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2013 NAIDOC WEEK AWARDS
Nominations are open to all members of Coffs Harbour’s
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community
Coffs Harbour City Council's Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee takes pride in calling for nominations for the following awards:
2013 NAIDOC WEEK AWARDS
There are three categories for these Awards: Sport, Education and Art & Culture. Age for the Awards is open and each category seeks to recognise an individual in their chosen pursuit. Announcements will be made at a special presentation to be held at Council on Monday, 8 July 2013 as part of the NAIDOC Week 2013 celebrations. Nominations close Friday, 21 June 2013 at 4.00 pm.
Art and Culture
Hard copy nomination forms outlining the criteria for each award are available from:
- Council's Administrative Centre corner of Coff and Castle Streets, Coffs Harbour
- Coffs Harbour Local Aboriginal Land Council
- Aboriginal Family Wellbeing Service
- Aboriginal Family Community Care Centre
- Three libraries at Woolgoolga, Toormina and Coffs Harbour
- Galambila Aboriginal Medical Service
Completed forms can be left at these locations or forwarded by mail to The General Manager, Coffs Harbour City Council, Locked Bag 155, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450. For further information please telephone Lloyd Lynwood, Council's Aboriginal Community Development Officer, on 6648 4850.