The South Australian NAIDOC Committee deliver the 5 Major NAIDOC Events in South Australia – The NAIDOC SA Ecumenical Church Service, The South Australian NAIDOC Awards, which are presented at the Lord Mayor’s Morning Tea Ceremony, The NAIDOC SA March, The NAIDOC SA Family Fun Day and the final event for the week the NAIDOC Ball which is held in 2017 at the Hilton Hotel, Victoria Square.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
NAIDOC originally stood for 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has become the name of the week itself.
Each year, a different city hosts the National NAIDOC Awards ceremony and Ball. The host city, National poster competition and the National NAIDOC award winners are selected by the National NAIDOC Committee. Local community celebrations during NAIDOC Week are often organised by communities, government agencies, local councils, schools and workplaces. To contact the National Committee see www.naidoc.org.au. The host city for 2017 will be Cairns.