Celebrating Naidoc week with Miss Naidoc Perth 2013
NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields.
NAIDOC Week is a national celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and communities. NAIDOC Week runs annually in the first full week of July, and has been officially running since 1957. All Australians are encouraged to participate in NAIDOC Week activities.
NAIDOC WEEK 2013 : 7 – 14 JULY
Pic from : http://www.naidocperth.org
A young indigenous employment advisor who was crowned Miss NAIDOC Perth, Maree Ansey, a 25-year-old Yawuru, Kurrijurri and Torres Strait Islander woman from Broome, was awarded the title at a recent ceremony in Leederville held at City West Reception Centre, Plaistowe Mews, West Perth
To get to know Maree Ansey please visit Miss NAIDOC Perth Facebook page.
contact details for miss naidoc competition
(08) 6363 5346 (Glenice Smith)
(08) 9451 1430
Street / Postal Address
C/- Langford Aboriginal Association
15 Imber Place, Langford WA 6147
(Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm)
View Local NAIDOC Events Calendar to find an event in your area.
To have your own event listed, please submit the Local NAIDOC Events submission form.
Origin of the term
NAIDOC originally was an acronym for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee.The (as yet unnamed) committee was first officially formed on Australia Day 1938 in Sydney by a group of around 100 Aboriginal people who gathered for the first Day of Mourning, to protest against the treatment of Aboriginal people around Australia.
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Watch this great video about the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Arts Centre in #Yirrkala, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the #Yirrkala Bark Petitions this #NAIDOC Week.
To find out about tickets to the National NAIDOC Awards and Ball view the Awards page.
For previous National NAIDOC Award recipients view the winners profiles.