What is Naidoc week and why is it celebrated?
What is Naidoc week and why is it celebrated?
NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
When did Naidoc week begin and why?
History of NAIDOC Week NAIDOC Week has its origins in Aboriginal protest and activism when Aboriginal communities boycotted Australia Day which led to the Day of Mourning. From 1938 until 1955, the Day of Mourning, also known as Aborigines Day, was held annually on Australia Day as a protest to the day’s celebrations.
What is Aboriginal prayer?
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the Traditional Custodians of this land, with deep respect. May the Elders, past and present, be blessed and honoured. May we join together and build a future based on compassion, justice, hope, faith, and reconciliation.
Who started Naidoc week?
On 27 June 1937, William Ferguson, the first Aboriginal person to stand for Parliament, called a public meeting in Dubbo, New South Wales, to establish the Aborigines’ Progressive Association.
What does Nadoc stand for?
National Aborigines Day Observance Committee
Major Aboriginal organisations, state and federal governments, and a number of church groups all supported the formation of, the National Aborigines Day Observance Committee (NADOC). At the same time, the second Sunday in July became a day of remembrance for Aboriginal people and their heritage.
What are the Naidoc Colours?
The meanings of the colours in the flag are:
- Green – represents the land.
- Black – represents the Indigenous peoples.
- Blue – represents the sea.
- White – represents peace.
What does NAIDOC mean?
National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Who are some famous indigenous peoples?
- Why we need Aboriginal role models.
- David Unaipon.
- Cathy Freeman.
- Neville Bonner.
- Archie Roach.
- Bronwyn Bancroft.
- Adam Goodes.
- Albert (Elea) Namatjira.
What prayer do you say during confession?
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do what is good, I have sinned against You whom I should love above all things, I firmly intend, with Your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
What is the dinner prayer?
Bless us, O God. Bless our food and our drink. Since you redeemed us so dearly and delivered us from evil, as you gave us a share in this food so may you give us a share in eternal life.
What does the word NAIDOC mean?
What does the aboriginal flag represent?
The Aboriginal Flag is divided horizontally into equal halves of black (top) and red (bottom), with a yellow circle in the centre. The black symbolises Aboriginal people. The yellow represents the sun, the constant re-newer of life. Red depicts the earth and peoples’ relationship to the land.
What is Aboriginal Sunday and why is it celebrated?
The Australian Churches were then asked to set aside the Sunday before January 26 as Aboriginal Sunday (previously called Aborigines’ Day), a day for Christians to act in solidarity with Aboriginal peoples and the injustices being experienced.
What can we do to reclaim Aboriginal Sunday?
Today, the Common Grace movement encourages individual congregations to reclaim William Cooper’s Aboriginal Sunday and each year provides a free Church Resource Toolkit developed by Aboriginal Christian Leaders to equip churches and faith communities to act in solidarity with Aboriginal peoples on the Sunday directly before January 26.
Why sign up for an Aboriginal Sunday church resource toolkit?
Sign up now for an Aboriginal Sunday Church Resource Toolkit that will enable your church or faith community to hold and lead a service prepared by Aboriginal Christian Leaders for Sunday, 24 January 2021. The Church Resource Toolkit is now ready and will be emailed to you as soon as you sign up.
What can your church do to reclaim William Cooper’s Aboriginal Sunday?
Your church or faith community can reclaim William Cooper’s Aboriginal Sunday and act in solidarity with Aboriginal peoples on the Sunday directly before January 26.