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Always Was, Always Will Be

While 2020 has been an unprecedented year filled with changes and upheaval some traditions will endure in the face off all adversity. One such event is NAIDOC Week, which acknowledges the history, culture, achievements and importance of our couontry's Indigenous community. This year the theme for NAIDOC Week is Always Was, Always Will Be in […]

Luke Close: Perspective at Boomalli

Obviously during NAIDOC week Aboriginal and Indigenous art is at the forefront of our minds. Luckily for residents of Sydney's inner west we don't have to travel too far to see some of this fantastic art thanks to the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative in Leichhardt. Throughout the rest of November Boomalli will be hosting a […]

Broadway Celebrates NAIDOC Week

In a year where many Indigenous businesses have been severely impacted by COVID, Broadway Sydney is using its space to connect Indigenous designers from across the country with Sydneysiders during NAIDOC Week. “Broadway Sydney is in an incredibly unique position to provide established and emerging Indigenous artists and designers the opportunity to bring their work […]

Deadly Hearts – Walking Together

With this week being NAIDOC week it is fitting that we celebrate Indigenous music and culture. Thankfully a number of incredible Australian artists also had a similar thought process and have collaborated on the Deadly Hearts project and the new album, Walking Together. Throughout the 10 track offering artists such as Ziggy Ramo, Miiesha, Isaiah […]

Word Travels’ Story Week 2020 Goes Virtual

Miles Merrill is the artistic director of this simultaneous hook up event where musicians, poets and producers share their newest revelations. “Performance of narrative envelopes us in empathy and understanding. The spoken word is really the thread that keeps us all together," said Merril. Also the creator of Word Travels Story Week, Australia’s national poetry […]

The Voice Of Australia

By Madison Behringer This year’s NAIDOC Week runs until July 14 with the theme ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future’. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and showcases the work and lives of Indigenous Australians with a new theme curated each year. […]

NAIDOC WEEK – Because Of Her, We Can!

By Riley Hooper. The last time Sydney played host to the national NAIDOC Week activities, was in 2011 under the theme Change: The Next Step Is Ours. Looking back at that theme, although change is bound to happen and is essential for growth and advancement, it is important to remember and carry on traditional skills, […]

Invasion Day averted in the Inner West

BY JESSICA DE VERA New citizens may soon receive an invitation to be sworn in as Australian citizens during NAIDOC Week instead of Australia Day. Inner West Council will be the first council in NSW to initiate and hold a citizenship ceremony during NAIDOC Week, which is held in the first week of July each […]

Indigenous Voice

January 26 1938 marked the 150th Anniversary of European settlement in Australia. But, while white Australians around the country celebrated, a group of Aboriginal men and women gathered in a hall in Sydney and pronounced the day “a national day of mourning.” The Day of Mourning (also known as Aborigines Day) became an annual event, held […]