Join us in celebrating NAIDOC Week!

Indigenous Literacy Foundation

*Please note that due to the copyright issues surrounding the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags, we are unable to accept submissions featuring reproductions of the flags (i.e. drawings of the flag on your sign).

What Land are you on or from? Tell us and be part of our NAIDOC Week celebration video!

This year, NAIDOC Week will be held from November 8 - 15. NAIDOC Week is about celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander voices, cultures and histories.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is participating in the week and theme, ‘Always Was, Always Will Be,’ by producing a film montage with submissions from First Nations peoples across the country.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identifying person, we’d like to hear from you! We want to create a deadly video showcasing all different mobs and what Country/Land you're from or living on.

To be part of this celebration, please submit a video 10 seconds to 1 minute in length answering some or all of the following points:

  1. Tell us your name, your mob, and where you’re from

  2. Tell us why Country is important to you

  3. Say ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ and the name of the Country/Land you are from or living on

  4. Hold up a sign with “Always Was, Always Will Be, (Country e.g. Jingili) Land”.
     

You can do this in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language (including Kriol) or in English - whichever you feel comfortable using.

If you’re feeling shame, you can just hold up a sign with “Always Was, Always Will Be, (Country) Land”. Again, the language you choose to write it in is up to you.

What we need you to do:

  • Take a video, or ask someone to take a video of you in landscape (your phone or any device on its side)

  • Submit ONE video, answering the points above. You can pause between questions if you need to

  • Max time 1 minute, unedited

  • Film in bright, natural light from the waist up

  • Remember to hold up a sign with ‘Always Was, Always Will Be (Country e.g. Gadigal) Land’

  • Send us your bloopers!
     

Please email your video to our team at naidoc@ilf.org.au
Submissions due: Friday 23 October

In your email please include:

  1. Full name and age

  2. Your video

  3. Contact number

  4. If you are under 18, please contact us (naidoc@ilf.org.au) for a permission form for your parents/guardians to sign.
     

The purpose of this video is to use our platforms to celebrate NAIDOC Week and First Nations voices. This campaign will not be used for fundraising purposes.

By submitting a video, you are giving the Indigenous Literacy Foundation permission to use your content across its website and Social Media platforms. Please note due to resourcing we may not be able to use all videos, and we reserve the right to edit video submissions.

We look forward to seeing your submissions! Thank you for celebrating NAIDOC Week with us.

  • Posted 30 September, 2020