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Get up! Stand up! Show up!

01/07/2022 |

Hear what this year’s NAIDOC celebration means to some of our Indigenous students and staff. 


UWA’s Director of Indigenous Studies Naomi Wheat and students Jett Nevill, Tannielle McHugh and Taleah Ugle share what NAIDOC week means to them.



Each year National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

This year’s NAIDOC theme is Get up! Stand up! Show up! Getting Up, Standing Up, and Showing Up can take many forms.

"Showing up for me is making sure that at least one issue like education is highlighted and people are showing up to make a difference in education."

Naomi Wheat, UWA's Director of School of Indigenous Studies


"Get up! Stand up! Show up! to me means that we’re trying to encourage more Aboriginal people to have a voice in matters and concerns that are happening in our country, with our land and who else better than the people of the land to help with that. "

Jett Nevill, UWA Science student

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