National NAIDOC Week 2022
29 Jun

3 – 10 July 2022

This year National NAIDOC Week will be celebrated during 3 – 10 July 2022 and Globalnet Solutions Australia celebrates and promotes it with unwithered commitment and enthusiasm.

What is National NAIDOC Week?

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 and their efforts to increase awareness of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, in the wider community.

The idea behind NAIDOC goes back to a letter written by William Cooper, the founder of the Australian Aborigines League (AAL) in 1935 to King George V asking for special Aboriginal electorates in the Federal Parliament. In 1938, the Australian Aborigines Progressive Association, an umbrella group for several aboriginal justice movements conducted a protest, popularly known as the Day of Mourning of 1938 which stimulated a national observance that has become a national celebration now known as NAIDOC.

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

National NAIDOC Week 2022

National NAIDOC week 2022 is an opportunity to participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

This year the theme of NAIDOC is “Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up”.

The week is celebrated not just in the Indigenous communities but also in increasing numbers of government agencies, schools, local councils, and workplaces.

NAIDOC Week is celebrated by local community events taking place across Australia. Find out more about the local NAIDOC week events.

Globalnet Solutions’ commitment toward NAIDOC

To strengthen our commitment to reconciliation and also incentivise our employees to pursue initiatives and relationships showcasing our commitment to reconciliation, last year, we created a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) named ‘Reflect’ to help formalise the process towards engaging more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and businesses, in partnership with Yarrunup, an Aboriginal organisation that has direct links with the community and has taken the initiative to listen and understand their needs and opinions when committing to reconciliation. Reflect was officially endorsed by the Reconciliation Australia. 

2022 Actions you can take to carry forward the ideals of NAIDOC

Getting up, standing up, and showing up—are in our history. We are the offspring of those brave souls who fought relentlessly for equality and justice. It’s time to celebrate our proud heroes and champions of change, equal rights, and even basic human rights and follow in their footsteps. Let us move beyond just acknowledgment, good intentions, empty words and promises, and hollow commitments and take real, meaningful actions.

Here are some ideas on how to celebrate NAIDOC Week:

  • Display the National NAIDOC Poster or other Indigenous posters around your classroom or workplace.
  • Start your hall of fame featuring Indigenous role models.
  • Listen to Indigenous musicians or watch a movie about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history.
  • Make your Indigenous trivia quiz.
  • Study a famous Indigenous Australian.
  • Research the traditional Indigenous owners of your area.
  • 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 your 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.