N.A.I.D.O.C WEEK 2014 (July 6th - 13th)

18 July 2014 | General Interest

N.A.I.D.O.C stands for ‘National Aboriginal and Islander Days Day Observance Committee’. This week is usually held in the July School holidays. This year’s  theme was ‘Serving Country Centenary and Beyond’. It is a significant week where the distinct cultural and historical significance of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is highlighted and celebrated. Each year Mass is celebrated on N.A.I.D.O.C  Sunday at St. Francis Church in the city. Aboriginal Catholic Ministry provided the cultural platform and special focus. This year was extra special as an Art Exhibition was held in the adjoining space.  Symbolic art panels designed and painted by each of the 19 FIRE carrier schools were featured recognising the important commitment each school has to Reconciliation. It was a lovely Mass attended by many members of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities across Melbourne. One of our FIRE carrier students and a teacher were fortunate to also attend.