NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. It is a chance to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The 2022 theme is ‘Get up! Stand up! Show up!’

It is about championing institutional, structural, collaborative and cooperative change and celebrating those who have already led change over the generations. 

This year’s National NAIDOC poster competition was won by Ryhia Dank, a young Gudanji/Wakaja artist from the Northern Territory, with her entry, Stronger.

To learn more about Ryhia and her artwork, click here.

On Saturday, 2 July 2022, the National NAIDOC Week Awards ceremony was held in Melbourne. If you missed the live SBS broadcast, watch it on SBS On Demand.

Recipients of the 2022 National NAIDOC Week Awards include:

  • Walter Jackson, 2022 National NAIDOC Caring for Country and Culture Award
  • Lowell Hunter, 2022 National NAIDOC Creative Talent Award
  • Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, 2022 National NAIDOC Education Award
  • Dr Lois Peeler AM, 2022 National NAIDOC Female Elder Award
  • Koori Mail, 2022 National NAIDOC Innovation Award
  • Dr Stanley Grant Snr AM, 2022 National NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Uncle Jack Charles, 2022 National NAIDOC Male Elder Award
  • Ashleigh Barty AO, 2022 National NAIDOC Person Award
  • Buddy Franklin, 2022 National NAIDOC Sportsperson Award
  • Elijah Manis, 2022 National NAIDOC Youth Award

To learn more about NAIDOC Week and events near you, visit the NAIDOC website.