Red Room Blog
10th July 2017
NAIDOC Week 2017 Celebrations with Red Room Poetry
By Kristy Wan
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.
NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.
Red Room Poetry celebrated with presentations, workshops, and street banners in NSW.
Evelyn Araluen Corr presented at the Wollongong RMS to celebrate NAIDOC and the survival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
HAPPY #NAIDOC today I read poetry to the Roads and Maritime Services in Tharawal/Yuin country which was a surprising combination that turned out to be very lovely. Big thanks to #Wollongong #RMS and all the beautiful mob who came together to celebrate NAIDOC and the survival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and to @redroompoetry for their tireless work to make poetry community business 👌🏾🌸❤️🙌🏾#yuin #tharawal #dharawal #redrooompoetry
Kirli Saunders was the keynote speaker for Bowral High School's NAIDOC Assembly.