Thursday, 29 June 2017

Celebrating NAIDOC Week @ the Library

NAIDOC Week (2-9 July 2017) is a celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and a time to recognise the contributions Aboriginals and Islanders have made to Australia and our society.

The 2017 theme Our Languages Matter, aims to celebrate the essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water, and in the communication of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song. Find out more at the NAIDOC website.

Activities take place across the nation during NAIDOC Week in July. RMIT University encourages all staff and students to participate in celebrations - t
his year’s highlight is NAIDOC Week @ RMIT Bundoora Campus. The College of SEH hosts a celebratory NAIDOC day on Monday 3 July

And in recognition of #NAIDOC Week 2017, RMIT University Library is -
  • hosting Indigenous film screenings @ the Library (3-7 July) in Carlton Library Seminar room, screening an eclectic schedule of award-winning Indigenous film.

Film Screening schedule (streamed via EduTV):

Monday 3 July (starting at 6:30 pm) - Bran Nue Dae - Rachel Perkins 2009
Tuesday 4 July (starting at 6:30 pm) - Samson and Delilah - Warwick Thornton 2009
Wednesday 5 July (starting at 6:30 pm) - The Sapphires - Wayne Blair 2012
Thursday 6 July (starting at 6:30 pm) - Ten Canoes - Rolf De Heer 2006
Friday 7 July (starting at 4pm) - Stone Bros - Richard Franklin 2009

This is a free event. All welcome. BYO snacks.

To find an event near you visit the NAIDOC events calendarRemember: the education and celebration doesn't have to stop on 9 July.
Looking for Indigenous resources @ the Library? Find information on indigenous culture, education, environment, film, health, law, land rights, reconciliation and sport in the Library’s Indigenous Resources subject guide. RMIT University Library is committed to enrich its growing collection of Indigenous resources in support of RMIT's vision for reconciliation,‘promoting a learning and research environment that engages partnerships and values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, cultures and diversity’.

RMIT University acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional owners of the land on which the University stands. RMIT University respectfully recognises Elders both past and present.