Not that you need to be reminded, but 2020 has done a lot of work on almost every event on the calendar. We had to adapt and delay in the hope of maintaining a sense of normalcy on those occasions.
What we haven’t done – thankfully – this year’s ridiculous thing prevents us from celebrating important dates. They just look a little (or a lot) different from what we’re using.
Naiduk Week is a prime example. While we usually celebrate this week in July, this year (thanks to Kovid-19) the program runs from November 8-15. A.nd The program is largely being taken up in virtual space.
While this is a different time and a new approach, there are still many ways to get involved in this important event.
So, how can you celebrate NAIDOC Week and its 2020 theme ‘Always was, always will be’? Here are some suggestions.
Continue your training with virtual conversations and workshops
Take some time to hear from the aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Use this opportunity to learn about their perspectives, their history and their plans for Australia’s future.
There are many events available, but as a start: Red Dust is hosting one Digital NAIDOC Week Thread Tuesday, November 10 at 12:30 p.m. Support for effects An online chat titled ‘Deep Cooperation: Addressing Australia’s Missing Persons’ will be held on Tuesday, November 10 at 12 noon at AEDT. And National Center for Indigenous Excellence Is running a panel called (NCIE) ‘Work From Anger’ AEDT on November 10 at 1 p.m.
Start some Nidoc week art
One way you can start convincing the first Australians during NAIDOC Week (and beyond) is to support their creative work.
A very simple suggestion is flare up on some music. Spotify the playlist Black australia, For example, there is a compiled list of music by aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists. If music isn’t your thing, the Bendigo Art Gallery will be their live streaming Naiduk speaking at First Nations Fashion this week Tuesday, November 10 at 3 p.m.
Immerse yourself in the culture
From food and drink rituals, there are many ways to experience the culture of the people of our first nation.
Georges River Council NSW has a full-week program, in which a celebration is celebrated with indigenous country and dance performances – all of which can be found online.
In Sydney, Sydney Union University is hosting a local food truck on Tuesday, November 10 at 11am. More Food-focused programs Running online throughout the week, too.
And finally, Luke Carol will host one Live Streamed Storytelling Selling Sessions AEDT with NCIE on Wednesday, November 11 at 2 p.m.
Of course, if you need more ideas and inspiration, you can check it out NAIDOC Week website – There’s a lot more to where it came from.