NAIDOC week is an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and a time to acknowledge the history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in various fields. Many Australian Public Service (APS) agencies have a proud history of taking part in NAIDOC activities across Australia.
This year’s NAIDOC Week will be held from 1-8 July, with the theme of ‘Spirit of the Tent Embassy: 40 years on’. This year’s theme celebrates the champions who lived to renew the spirit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in 1972.
The Australian Public Service Commission, in partnership with the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and Touch Football ACT, will host the tenth annual Indigenous Australian Public Service Employee Network (IAPSEN) NAIDOC Week Touch Football Competition on Wednesday 4 July 2012.
The annual IAPSEN NAIDOC Week Touch Football Competition is now in its tenth year and has become a key event for NAIDOC week in Canberra, celebrating diversity and promoting understanding and respect amongst Indigenous and non-Indigenous APS employees.
Interest and support for the event has steadily increased amongst APS agencies and staff, with 23 APS agencies confirming their participation this year. A planned order of events for the day is attached.
For further information please contact Will Cooper, Indigenous Communications Officer, Australian Public Service Commission on (02) 6202 3561 or will.cooper [at] apsc.gov.au.