NAIDOC Week celebrations begin on the 2nd of July 2017.
NAIDOC Week is a jam packed week, celebrated across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The chosen theme for 2017 is;
Our Languages Matter
Embrace this theme by learning about, respecting and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea.
The opportunities to do this are …. endless!!
Here’s a fabulous selection of books to get you started. Books that fit in with the theme, and are just an awesome way of embracing the NAIDOC Week 2017 theme.
Feel free to add your own recommendations in the comment box.
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Kookoo Kookaburra – Gregg Dreise
Tjarany Roughtail – Gracie Greene, Joe Tramacchi
Alfie’s Search For Destiny – David Hardy
Bakir and Bir – Jillian Boyd
The Sugarbag – Nola Turner-Jensen
Me and My Dad – Sally Morgan
Fair Skin Black Fella – Renne Fogorty
The Old Frangipani Tree at Flying Fish Point – Trina Saffioti
The Mark of the Wagarl – Lorna Little
You and Me: Our Place – Leonie Norrington
Loongie The Greedy Crocodile – Lucy and Kiefer Dann
Look See, Look At Me! – Leonie Norrington
PICTURE BOOKS FOR OLDER CHILDREN
Remembering Lionsville – Bronwyn Bancroft
Bubbay: A Christmas Adventure – Josie Wowolla Boyle
My Home Broome – Tamzyn Richardson
Our World: Bardi Jaawi: Life at Ardiyooloon – One Arm Point Community School
Maralinga – The Anangu Story – Yalata & Oak Valley Communities, with Christobel Mattingley
Stolen Girl – Trina Saffioti
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The Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937 – Anita Heiss
Kakadu Calling – Jane Garlil Christophersen –
The Barrumbi Kids – Leonie Norrington
OLDER CHILDREN 12+
Ruby Moonlight – Ali Cobby Eckermann
Rift Breaker – Tristan Michael Savage
Too Flash – Melissa Lucashenko
Grace Beside Me – Sue McPherson
Am I Black Enough For You? – Anita Heiss
Check out the official NAIDOC website, for more inspiration, events and details.