NAIDOC Week is an annual week-long celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements in the first week of July every year (Sunday to Sunday). In 2023, NAIDOC Week is 2 - 9 July.
The theme for NAIDOC Week 2023 is ‘For Our Elders’.
“Across every generation, our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families.” NAIDOC Week Committee
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders hold a significant and treasured role in our lives and communities. This NAIDOC Week we want to celebrate and honour our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders for being our cultural knowledge holders, community builders, teachers, leaders, advocates, and trailblazers paving the way through their love, strength, wisdom, courage, knowledge and guidance.
We recognise the significant contribution of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders of the past and present.
This NAIDOC Week join us in celebrating and honoring our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Elders, and also the Elders in your life and community.
Watch a beautiful video message of thanks for our Elders from our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people below.
Support and attend NAIDOC Week events in your local area.
Find out about NAIDOC Week community events in every capital city here.
Common Grace has developed key resources to help you engage children and young people around this year's NAIDOC Week theme ‘For Our Elders’, including a video message from Aboriginal Christian Leader Safina Stewart and creative activities. Explore resources here.
Join us in prayer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice this NAIDOC Week.
Explore prayer resources here.
Would you consider supporting Common Grace and our work in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice?
We would love to hear how you celebrate NAIDOC Week 2023. Share your reflections and stories with us at [email protected] or tag us social media @commongraceaus
The beautiful artwork for our NAIDOC Week 2023 engagement was designed by artist Safina Stewart, proud Wuthithi and Mabuiag Island woman.