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3 – 10 July 2022

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within our University and wider community, and across all our campuses.

We stand on Gadigal Land in Camperdown, Dharug Land in Camden, Wangal Country in Lidcombe, Gamilaraay Country in Narrabri, Wiradjuri Country in Dubbo, Bundjalung Country in Lismore and Gagudja Country in Kakadu.

We welcome you to join us in celebrating our First Nations communities for what they are – the custodians of Country, who are knowledgeable, proud and spiritually connected to place.

NAIDOC Week activities

2022 activities will be updated here in due course, so please be sure to check back to see what is happening closer to NAIDOC Week in July.

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NAIDOC Week 2022 - Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

The 2022 NAIDOC theme Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! reflects on the continued calls for systemic change and for continued rallying and support of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Whether it's seeking proper environmental, cultural and heritage protections, Constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties, or calling out racism - we must do it together.

There must be a genuine commitment by all of us to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! and support and secure institutional, structural, collaborative and cooperative reforms.

It's also time to celebrate the many who have driven and led change in our communities over generations - they have been the ehroes and the champions of change.

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! with us to amplify our voices and narrow the gap between aspiration and reality, good intent and outcome.

In early 2021 the University launched the One Sydney, Many People 2021 - 2024 Strategy, which continues to be our guiding framework for embedding First Nations knowledges and cultures into University life at Sydney.

Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver reflects on the significance of this year's NAIDOC Week theme, Heal Country, for protecting the unique and dynamic environments, sacred sites and cultures of First Nation Peoples across Australia.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library Protocols

The University of Sydney Library recently launched the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Protocols to deliver services that reflect the Library’s diverse clients, and to make their experience more welcoming and inclusive.

The University of Sydney Library is committed to embedding culturally competent practice. These Protocols aim to guide Library staff in promoting culturally safe practices across services, spaces and resources.


Celebrating our community and achievements