NAIDOC Week 2019

NAIDOC Week is a great opportunity for Charles Sturt University to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, students and community members. This year NAIDOC Week will be held from 7-14 July.

Charles Sturt University acknowledges the culture and insight of Indigenous Australians through our ethos which is clearly described by the Wiradjuri phrase ‘Yindyamarra Winhanganha’. This phrase means 'the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in'.

The 2019 theme for NAIDOC Week is VOICE.TREATY.TRUTH which are the three key elements to the reforms set out in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

The Indigenous voice of this country is over 65,000 plus years old. This NAIDOC week is a chance for our staff and students to learn the meanings behind and pronounce a few keywords that are regularly used within the Charles Sturt University community.

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2019 Community NAIDOC events

Staff and students are encouraged to get involved and attend some of the NAIDOC Week events that are happening in your local community.  Not all communities within our campus footprint celebrate NAIDOC Week in July due to the cold weather but information will continue to be posted on this site as it becomes available.

LocationMonth Event details

23 August - Regent Cinema Albury

Charles Sturt University is hosting a Film Night “The Australian Dream. “The Australian Dream,” is a powerful documentary that showcases the extraordinary story of AFL legend Adam Goodes, his journey and the fundamental meaning of racism in Australia.

RVSP via Eventbrite – Limited tickets available.

Bathurst 12 September 9.15am - 3.15pm
Chifley Police District NAIDOC Touch Football Knockout

15 September 11am-3pm
Manning Aquatic Centre NAIDOC week celebration

More details

Canberra July More details

25th September  11.30-1.30pm

Dubbo Campus. Will be held in the courtyard and also the Barramalinga Indigenous Student Centre.

Event for students, staff and community to celebrate and learn about Indigenous culture and this year’s NAIDOC theme. Lunch and informative sessions.

Goulburn July More details
Orange November  More details
Port Macquarie

23rd August

Time: 12.30-2pm

Location: Outdoor area at the back of ISC PMQ Campus – Building 2072

About: Official Welcome, NAIDOC awards ceremony, entertainment, cultural workshops and community stalls. Lunch also provided.

RSVP for catering purposes to by Friday 16th August

Wagga Wagga

26 August on-campus celebrations- from 10.30am at the Convention Centre

Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga NAIDOC awards - This year awards are being held in the following categories

Voice: Leadership Award

Treaty: Community Development Award

Truth: Knowledge Sharing Award

Elder of the Year Award (All three themes – Voice, Treaty & Truth)

Award Nominations to be emailed to by 5pm Monday 19th August

CSU Staff, CSU Students & Community members all eligible to win in each category other than Elder of the Year

Event & RSVP details

Nomination form