Tenpin Bowling Australia Recognises NAIDOC Week

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
July 5, 2021

Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) recognises NAIDOC Week, July 4-11, 2021, as an important time to reflect and acknowledge the rich and diverse history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week, and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself. Find out more about the origins and history of NAIDOC Week.

The theme for NAIDOC week in 2021 is Heal Country, heal our nation. The theme calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect, and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage. You can read the full statement on the 2021 theme here

TBA acknowledges the Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, on whose land we meet, share and work.

TBA supports the NAIDOC week initiative and encourages our members to increase their knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s history, culture, and achievements.

2021 NAIDOC Poster

The 2021 National NAIDOC Poster, ‘Care for Country’ was designed by Gubbi Gubbi artist Maggie-Jean Douglas.

Using the 2021 NAIDOC Week theme, Heal Country!, as inspiration; ‘Care for Country’ is a bright and vibrant artwork which explores how Country has cared for and healed First Nations people spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and culturally.

The artwork includes communities, people, animals and bush medicines spread over different landscapes of red dirt, green grass, bushland and coastal areas to tell the story of the many ways Country can and has healed us throughout our lives and journeys.

Find out more about the 2021 National NAIDOC Poster

The 2021 National NAIDOC Poster is available for download, to help you celebrate NAIDOC Week. We encourage registered centres to display the poster in their venue.

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