NAIDOC Family Day 2019

Blacktown City Council presents NAIDOC Family Day 2019 on Tuesday 9 July from 11 am – 4pm at Blacktown Showground.

There will be various performing artists including Glenn Skuthorpe, introducing Marlene Cummins.

A dance idol competition featuring our Blackfullas Got Talent and So you mob think you can dance idol hosted by Jackson McBain. Enter for your chance to win big prizes!

There will be plenty of kids activities on the day with cultural workshops and stalls and even a free bbq and free face painting.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself. Find out more about the origins and history of NAIDOC Week.

Each year, there is a different focus city for the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony. The focus city, National NAIDOC Poster Competition and the NAIDOC Awards recipients are selected by the National NAIDOC Committee.

Local community celebrations during NAIDOC Week are encouraged and often organised by communities, government agencies, local councils, schools and workplaces.

For many years, the Australian Government has supported national NAIDOC celebrations as well as providing funding grants through the Regional Network to fund local celebrations.