Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week 2012

The Department opened NAIDOC Week in 2012 with a flag raising ceremony with a performance from the Zugubal Dance troupe from the Torres Strait Islands. Alick Tipoti the central performer is a leader in the resurgence of Torres Strait culture. He is the first Torres Strait artist to be selected to exhibit at the Biennale of Sydney (2012) and has just returned from an Indigenous leadership program in the UK.

Media release: NAIDOC Week 2012

NAIDOC Week 2012 at Australia's Overseas Missions

DFAT also celebrated NAIDOC Week throughout Australia's overseas network of Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates. Missions promoted the message behind NAIDOC Week and Indigenous political developments in Australia and the achievements of Indigenous Australians in art and culture through a range of activities, including screening Australian Indigenous films; exhibiting Indigenous works of art and hosting events such as live music performances, lectures and photographic exhibitions.

Media release: NAIDOC Week 2012