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NAIDOC Week 2022 | Get up! Stand up! Show up!

  • Leo Hagan
  • Monday, July 4, 2022

In the spirit of reconciliation The Murdock Group acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Murdock recruitment is very proud to embrace and celebrate NAIDOC Week, we are also very proud to have many Indigenous children and families enrolled in our childcare centres and also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to work with us as teachers, recruiters and support team members.

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. You can support and get to know your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through activities and events held across the country.

2022 National NAIDOC Week Poster

Ryhia Dank, a young Gudanji/Wakaja artist from the Northern Territory is the winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC poster competition for 2022 with her entry, Stronger.

“I created this piece after reading this year’s National NAIDOC Week theme – Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! I knew straight away I wanted to do a graphic piece centred around our flags with text highlighting what we have been through and are still fighting for” said Ryhia. “I feel that this piece being black and white allows us to focus on the details and messages in the artwork”

You can learn more about this amazing poster and the artist who created it here:  

naidoc.org.au/posters/2022-poster

The Annual National NAIDOC Week Awards

The annual National NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremony recognises the outstanding contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make to improve the lives of people in their communities and beyond, and to promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues in the wider community. The Awards Ceremony also seeks to recognise and celebrate those who have demonstrated excellence in their chosen field.

We proudly highlight our national winners, as we learn about their journey, and from their inspirational stories. This Awards Ceremony allows us to pay tribute to our people’s achievements whilst acknowledging that their work enriches our communities, our people and this nation.

The Awards Ceremony not only celebrates our excellence, but also builds towards a better future while reminding us of this nation's 65,000-year-old history.

Each year winners are awarded in each of the following categories:

2022 National NAIDOC Person Award
2022 National NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement
2022 National NAIDOC Female Elder Award
2022 National NAIDOC Male Elder
2022 National NAIDOC Sportsperson
2022 National NAIDOC Youth Award
Visit Winner Profiles to see past National NAIDOC Award winners.

In 2022, there are four new categories:

2022 National NAIDOC Creative Talent Award
2022 National NAIDOC Caring for Country and Culture Award
2022 National NAIDOC Education
2022 National NAIDOC Innovation Award

NAIDOC Week Events

NAIDOC Week is celebrated by local community events taking place across Australia. Search for an event where you can share in the celebrations.  You can see what's on near you here:

naidoc.org.au/local-events/local-naidoc-week-events