Posted: March 24th, 2020
The National NAIDOC Committee (NNC) has announced that NAIDOC Week 2020 (5 July -12 July) will be postponed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This decision was made in the interests of safety for their communities after taking advice from the Federal Government, health experts, key partners and leading national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations.
“We all believe that an escalating COVID-19 crisis as we head into winter would have disastrous impacts on our mob – especially for our Elders and those in our communities with chronic health issues.”
Also suspended are the 2020 NAIDOC Local Grants round, which will not be progressed. No funding will be awarded under the round at this time.
Any information about the 2020 NAIDOC Local Grants Round re-opening will be published on the National Indigenous Australians Agency website, the Agency’s social media pages and on the NAIDOC website.
The Agency will shortly contact those who have already submitted an application. If applications are re-opened for the NAIDOC Local Grants Round you are not expected to re-apply but organisers may need to contact you once they have more information.
If you did not have the opportunity to submit your application and wish to be notified about future arrangements or opportunities to apply, please email NAIDOCGrants@niaa.gov.au.
The National NAIDOC Awards to have been held in Alice Springs on 11 July have also be postponed. This means that the nomination process will not go ahead for now.
The NNC will keep communities updated on new dates for the above events once confirmed, but at this stage it is not known when this will be.
For more information contact the NNC here