NAIDOC Week is a celebration of the histories, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme is Always Was, Always Will Be. The theme recognises that for over 65,000 years the First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were Australia’s first explorers, first navigators, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists. During their long stewardship over these lands, they harnessed the intimate knowledge of Country to sustainably provide for their future. We have much to learn about these traditional practices in the face of extreme climate change.
NAIDOC week is ordinarily held during the first week of July, but was delayed this year due to COVID-19. Festivities this year run from 8-15 November, which coincides with our final exhibition of 2020: Gomeroi Dhigaraagal presented by Gomeroi women’s business, Yinarr Maramali.
To celebrate NAIDOC Week, Koskela is partnering with Yinarr Maramali to host a colouring in competition for kids! We hope it gets the whole family talking about this years' NAIDOC Week theme, Always Was, Always Will Be.
How to enter
- Only kids 12 and under are eligible to enter
- Download the colouring page
- Print it at home or your nearest printer
- Take a photo of the finished colouring page and email it to email@example.com
- We will announce the winner on our socials and via the email you sent us on Tuesday 17th November
- The colouring competition opens on Thursday 5th November and closes on Monday 16th November
- Happy Colouring!
- For full T&C's CLICK HERE.
- A collection of kids and adults books:
- Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
- Benevolence by Julie Janson
- Young Dark Emu, A Truer History by Bruce Pascoe
- Weaving Warrabah Yugal by Yinarr Maramali
- Silly Birds written and illustrated by Gregg Dreise
- A Woven Turtle made by Yinarr Maramali weavers
The total prize value is $205.
To help you start a conversation with the family, download the NAIDOC Week teachers resource & teachers ideas PDF. It's full of thought provoking questions and resources to help you learn more about this years' theme, the history of Australia's Indigenous community, and how we can move forward more collaboratively.