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NAIDOC Week

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, Gagudja Country in Kakadu, Barkandji land in Broken Hill and Dharug Land in Westmead.

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.

 


Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver reflects on the significance of this year's NAIDOC Week theme, Get up! Stand up! Show up! for systemic change.

 

Internal NAIDOC Events

Venue: Fisher Library, Level 2

The University Library is proud to host Gweagal Clan artists, Kodie and Tarli, who will share their knowledge of the ancient practice of weaving. This is a unique hands-on experience and participants will benefit from hearing the artists yarn about culture and weaving practice as they learn.

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Venue: Chau Chak Wing Museum

Contemporary Art Project #3 explores D Harding and Kate Harding's multi-layered practices and the artists' relationship to Carnarvon Gorge.

Free entry

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External NAIDOC Events

Venue: Barangaroo Reserve

Gather around the fire pits and beautifully lit trees of Barangaroo Reserve’s Walumil Lawn for a free evening of music and vibes at NAIDOC Up Late.  ARIA nominated singer-songwriter, Mo’ju, will headline the night.

Free event

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Venue: Overseas Passenger Terminal

Featuring 50 stallholders from remote Art Centres and Sydney's Blak Market selling art, handmade jewellery, homewares, bushfood and more. 

Entry: Gold coin donation

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Venue: International Towers, Barangaroo

Meet the ILF team, browse a beautiful selection of children's books, written and illustrated by children and adults from remote communities and learn more about the ILF programs.

Free entry

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Venue: Sydney Town Hall

The Sydney NAIDOC Ball 2022 invites you to walk the red carpet and be entertained by a line-up of First Nations performers supported by a 16 piece ensemble orchestra. 

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Venue: Hyde Park North

Stroll through Hyde Park north to discover food, song, art, dance and stories in the heart of the city. 

Free event

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NAIDOC Week 2022 Theme - 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 heroes 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.

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