Flags fly for NAIDOC Week

 NAIDOC flags

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags are being flown at Parliament House from 5 to 12 July 2015 to celebrate NAIDOC Week.

Each July NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags flying at Parliament House for NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

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.

The National NAIDOC theme for 2015 is 'We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate'.

This year the theme highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea.

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Aboriginal flag atop Parliament House for NAIDOC Week

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Torres Strait Islander flag atop Parliament House for NAIDOC Week

For more information on NAIDOC Week visit: www.naidoc.org.au

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