NAIDOC in the North is a free, family-friendly celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through story, song, art, dance and ceremony. It is held in Canberra, on the lands of the Ngunnawal people, and welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to learn from our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community through workshops, performances, activities and entertainment.
This year, we’re doing things a bit differently and bringing recordings of some of Canberra’s best Aboriginal performers directly to your lounge room with a series of online performances that will be released throughout the week.
We also invite you to join in on a series of smaller, in-person learning experiences throughout the week. Click for details on the events below and register early to avoid disappointment!
You can get involved in other ways too – while we can’t all come together for our usual community celebration, we know the whole community is celebrating in their own ways. We’re inviting schools, early learning centres, OSHC programs and childcare centres across Canberra to share a short video with us about their NAIDOC celebrations for the chance to win new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources for their centre.
NAIDOC in the North is presented by Belco Arts, ACT Child and Family Centres, ACT Education Directorate, Capital Region Community Service, Communities@Work, Ginninderry and Libraries ACT. We acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we are working and meeting and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.