Support for NAIDOC Week celebrations

National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony 2014.

National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony 2014.

Local Indigenous groups are encouraged to apply for government grants towards organising their NAIDOC Week celebrations this July.

Communities throughout the nation will join to celebrate the diverse cultures of Australia’s First Nations people, with a week of local and national events.

This year’s theme ‘Songlines – The living narrative of our nation’ is centred around the cultural significance of the Dreamtime to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

A $2 million federal funding package will go towards supporting local NAIDOC Week events.

Federal MP George Christensen is encouraging local organisations to consider applying for funding to help cover the costs of staging events during NAIDOC Week.

“Events can include anything from a community morning tea or barbecue to a flag-raising ceremony or art workshop,” Mr Christensen said.

Applications for NAIDOC Week grant funding close on Friday, April 29.