NAIDOC Week 2022

NAIDOC Week 3rd to 8th July 2022

Deb Mann (Wakka Wakka woman) in collaboration with Anna Munari.

This year’s NAIDOC theme of Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! is a call-out for all to learn about local Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities through celebrations and events held across the country.

What is it all about?

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee.

NAIDOC week is an annual reminder that this Country was not unoccupied when the English arrived, and Aboriginal sovereignty was never ceded. REAIE accepts that the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are vastly different to all other Australians, not only historically, but everyday inequities remain alive and thriving. They will remain until there is a national voice to challenge the ongoing colonial system, policies, and injustices in organisations.

REAIE asks educators to take some time during NAIDOC week to dive deeply and explore their personal and professional understanding of the injustices still experienced by Aboriginal children, families and communities today.

Your work must be informed, respectful and ethically sound.

It is critical to develop your work by reflecting on the misunderstandings or inaccurate assumptions that disregard Aboriginal cultures’ richness.

As you build knowledge, ask yourself:

  • Can you explain the history of NAIDOC week?
  • How do you discuss the influences of white privilege on the status, treatment, and disadvantage of Aboriginal peoples in the wider community?
  • Who is challenging inequitable policies in your community?
  • Do you advocate for Aboriginal self-determination in your teaching?

We would like to hear any personal or professional changes you identified to strengthen your awareness and cultural sensitivity that will strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s wellbeing. We would be very interested in developing and sharing your stories in the future with our members.

Please send your information to Kerrie O’Neill (Chairperson) at

For more information about NAIDOC or to order the 2022 NAIDOC poster, you can visit the website,

2022 NAIDOC Poster Print Version [PDF 1.03 MB]
2022 NAIDOC Poster Electronic Version [PNG 491 KB]
2022 NAIDOC Poster Electronic Version [JPG 412 KB]

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