NAIDOC Week

RMIT is proud to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2022.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year’s theme – Get up! Stand up! Show up! – encourages all of us to champion institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative change while celebrating those who have already driven and led change in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over generations.

RMIT proudly recognises and celebrates the unique culture and contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to our communities.

See how you can get involved in NAIDOC Week 2022 below. 

Join an Indigenous Cultural Tour on campus

As part of NAIDOC Week, join proud First Nations RMIT student guides as they share stories of culturally significant places and spaces at our City Campus.

Our guides will share their cultural knowledge of First Nations people and places at RMIT and immerse you in the stories of our Indigenous public artworks.

Please register for this event using your RMIT student email.

Date: Thursday 7 July  
Time: 12 – 1pm

Join the Victorian NAIDOC March

Staff are encouraged to join the annual Victorian NAIDOC March on Friday 8 July. The march commences at 12pm at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service at 185 Nicholson St Fitzroy.

As the march takes place during working hours, please advise your manager of your intention to attend. 

Date: Friday 8 July
Time: 11:45am – 2:00pm
Location: Starting at Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, 185 Nicholson St Fitzroy
Details: Available on the Vic NAIDOC website

Discover a curated selection of First Nations Films

The RMIT University Library presents a selection of First Nations films available for staff and students to stream in celebration of NAIDOC Week.

This year’s selection includes:

Click the links above to access the films and read more about each selection. 

Utilise the RMIT Indigenous designs

The Indigenous design templates have been updated in January 2022 with a new artwork, “Luwaytini” by Palawa artist Mark Cleaver.

Show your support by using the Indigenous branding in your PowerPoints, documents, email signature and Teams meetings.

Library support for Indigenous and First Nations voices in Learning and Teaching

The Library has thousands of Indigenous resources in its collections and is working to increase the visibility of these collections both to students and academic staff.

Existing resources available include  library guides on First Nations information resources for students and teachers.

The filters in LibrarySearch can help you locate resources by Indigenous subject areas or Indigenous language groups.

Requests can be submitted to our teaching support team to source and recommended resources by topic - library.olt@rmit.edu.au

Or you can contact the Collection Development team to advise of gaps - library.collection@rmit.edu.au

The Library is keen to collaborate and continue to enhance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations voices in our collections and welcome requests for Indigenous authored work through the purchase request form on the Library's website.

Familiarise yourself with RMIT's Bundjil Statement

The Bundjil Statement has been developed to deepen the RMIT community’s ngarn-ga (understandings) of how we live and work lawfully and respectfully on the Kulin Nation where RMIT University stands.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.