Find out about events, including NAIDOC celebrations and activities, happening in Queensland and around Australia
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Information of Aboriginal and Torres Strait events can be found in this Queensland based website. The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs (DATSIMA) provides the list of events. From National Sorry Day in May to NAIDOC week in July and International of World's Indigenous People in August.
These events can be included in a school or class calendar. This resource also provides links to each of the events which explains the events and what is done on the day or week to celebrate it.
One such event is NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islander Day Observance Committee) week where the picture of the event can be seen on this annotation. By clicking the NAIDOC link on the site teachers can show students the pictures of how this event is celebrated. The pictures gives the teacher and students ideas of the event and then it can be celebrated in one's own school.
During this week, children can learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and participate in learning about the history. There are links to dreamtime stories which are a fabulous activity the class can do to learn about Indigenous perspectives.
Engaging in Indigenous creative arts and dot paintings are also a great way of celebrating the events listed on the site and which are provided on the site with the links to such activities.
Working with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community can also be arranged to furthur the students knowledge of Aboroiginal and Torres Strait Islander culture (Gilbert & Hoepper, 2014 pp 345-364).
These actiivities can be done with the other events listed on the site, not only NAIDOC.
Gilbert, R. & Hoepper, B. (2014). Teaching Society and Environment. 5th Edition. South
Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.