Google has celebrated NAIDOC Week with a doodle on the Google Australia homepage. NAIDOC stands for “National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee” and is a week long celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia.
NAIDOC week in 2007 starts on the 8th and goes through to the 15th of July, but that doesn’t mean indigenous culture shouldn’t be celebrated for the rest of the year too!
The official NAIDOC site suggests a few ways to get involved at school, the office or community..
- Have a flag raising ceremony.
- Display Indigenous posters around your class room.
- Invite local Indigenous elders to speak at your school.
- Listen to Indigenous music.
- Study a famous Indigenous Australian.
- Find out about the traditional Indigenous owners of your area.
- Study Aboriginal arts and crafts.
- Read a Dreamtime story.
- Start your own Indigenous Hall of Fame featuring any local role models and achievers.
- Make your own Aboriginal art.
- Visit Indigenous websites on the Internet.
- Make your own Indigenous trivia quiz.
- Visit local Indigenous sites of significance or interest.
- Learn the meanings of local or national Aboriginal place names.