The Australia Council officially observes NAIDOC Week 2013.
Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts practice is a core function of the new Australia Council legislation, said Australia Council CEO Tony Grybowski. It’s fitting that we commence this era of a renewed Australia Council with the official observance of NAIDOC Week.
We acknowledge and celebrate the richness, diversity and endurance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture.
NAIDOC 2013 celebrates and values the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Federal Parliament and the foresight, strength and determination of the Yolngu people whose Bark Petitions set into motion a long process of legislative and constitutional reforms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Image: Richard Frankland. Credit: Caroline McCredy