Fri, 07/05/2019 | News

NAIDOC Week 7–14 July 2019

The National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week will be marked across the country from July 7 to July 14, celebrating the history, culture and achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

The theme for NAIDOC Week 2019 is Voice. Treaty. Truth, which acknowledges the Indigenous voice of Australia grounded in over 65,000 years of heritage and encourages Indigenous knowledge to be heard. 

This week we acknowledge the resilience of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their significant contribution to the wider community. In particular, we acknowledge the work of NCIRS National Indigenous Immunisation Coordinator Katrina Clark. A proud Barkindji Woman, Katrina is passionate about ensuring equity of access to vaccinations for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

NAIDOC Week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. You can find out more about how to be involved on the NAIDOC website.

Learn more about the work of Katrina and the team at NCIRS here.

Listen to Katrina discuss Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander immunisation with the Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre here.

Read this MJA editorial from NCIRS Public Health Physician, Frank Beard and Katrina on  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HPV vaccination success stories here.

Read previous National Indigenous Immunisation Message Stick newsletters here.