The theme chosen by the National NAIDOC Week Committee for this week’s observance is: Always Was; Always Will Be, to acknowledge the fact that First Nations peoples have lived on and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
For us as Christians (Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal together) we take a statement like this to yet a higher level as we believe there’s only One whose existence truly spans time and eternity, and that’s the triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He’s the only One of whom it can be said, he always was, and always will be.
NAIDOC originally was known as the National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee and over the years has evolved into a full week of celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait achievements, their contributions and gifts to the wider Australian culture, as well as their histories and stories. Traditionally observance occurs in July, but in 2020 due to COVID, celebrations have been postponed to November 8 – 15 with all Australians invited to share in these celebrations together.