Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020
Aboriginal Housing Victoria and Yarra Libraries (City of Yarra) have teamed up to deliver a series of online events to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for NAIDOC Week (8-15 November).
This year's theme, Always Was, Always Will Be, recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
Discover the secret to the perfect damper softness and where to source indigenous ingredients with a workshop Meriam chef Nornie Bero from Mabu Mabu.
Enjoy pre-recorded sets from contemporary R&B/electropop duo The Merindas, Mutti Mutti songman Kutcha Edwards, and indie singer-songwriter Alice Skye, all published during NAIDOC Week.
About the NAIDOC Week 2020 theme
Always Was, Always Will Be. recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
We are spiritually and culturally connected to this country.
This country was criss-crossed by generations of brilliant Nations.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia’s first explorers, first navigators, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists.
Australia has the world’s oldest oral stories. The First Peoples engraved the world’s first maps, made the earliest paintings of ceremony and invented unique technologies. We built and engineered structures - structures on Earth - predating well-known sites such as the Egyptian Pyramids and Stonehenge.