What is the meaning of NAIDOC?

What is the meaning of NAIDOC?

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

What is a male Aboriginal called?

“Aborigine” ‘Aborigine’ is a noun for an Aboriginal person (male or female).

What is a skin name in Aboriginal culture?

The third level of kinship is the Skin Name. Similar to a surname, a Skin Name indicates a person’s blood line. It also conveys information about how generations are linked and how they should interact.

Is Aboriginal a race or ethnicity?

The Australian government has long defined an Aboriginal as”a person who is a member of the Aboriginal race of Australia”, so in legal terms, Aboriginal is a race. In this sense, race is used to denote a large group of people with shared physical traits as understood through a cultural lens of white/black etc.

Are indigenous Australians Black?

The First Nations people of Australia consist of two culturally distinct Indigenous groups of black people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, born inher- itors and custodians of the land. The violent invasion by European colonisers began in 1788 and continues to this day.

What is an Aboriginal baby?

The Stolen Generations (also known as Stolen Children) were the children of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who were removed from their families by the Australian federal and state government agencies and church missions, under acts of their respective parliaments.

Why do Aboriginals call each other aunty?

Elders are usually addressed with “uncle” or “aunty” which in this context are terms of respect. They are used for people held in esteem, generally older people who have earned that respect. They don’t need to be elders.

What does NAIDOC mean to you?

01. 4. NAIDOC stands for the National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee. It is a significant week in the Australian calendar, and an especially important one for many Indigenous communities around the country.

What is NAIDOC Week and why is it important?

By helping to build self-esteem and self-sufficiency within remote communities, the initiative is also opening up avenues for better communication, and improving appreciation of the value of Aboriginal culture Come times for Aboriginal celebrations, like NAIDOC Week, that’s a matter of everyone getting together.

How are the NAIDOC Awards winners selected?

The focus city, National NAIDOC Poster Competition and the NAIDOC Awards recipients are selected by the National NAIDOC Committee. Local community celebrations during NAIDOC Week are encouraged and often organised by communities, government agencies, local councils, schools and workplaces.

Where can you take part in NAIDOC Week?

For many years, the Australian Government has supported national NAIDOC celebrations as well as providing funding grants through the Regional Network to fund local celebrations. Wherever you live, you can take part in NAIDOC Week celebrations.