CQUniversity celebrates Naidoc Week – Find your event on campus

Did you know that NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’? NAIDOC week is being celebrated from 8-15 July and a range of CQUniversity campuses have events scheduled.

This year, the theme is ‘Because of Her, We Can!’. As pillars of our society, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels.



Tales of land and sea – Yarning circle with April Cunningham

  • Tuesday 10 July
  • 12 – 1pm

April is a proud Noonuccal woman and CQUni Indigenous Student Council Representative. She is in her third year of Early Childhood Education and loves passing on local stories of the land and sea that are so important to our history.

Rockhampton North

NAIDOC Trivia at the Birdcage

  • Thursday, 12 July
  • CQUni North Rockhampton campus, Birdcage Bar
  • 5.30pm

Book now – email indigenous@cqu.edu.au.


CQUni Stall at the annual NAIDOC Family Day

  • Fogarty Park
  • July 6th

Naidoc Ceremony

CQUni Cairns staff will host a small ceremony and morning tea on-campus with local Watkin family to officially ‘hang’ a photo. The photo, taken in 1941 outside the building that is now CQUni Cairns Square, was donated by the Watkin family.


Naidoc Week Movie Screening

  • Event screening of ‘The Sapphires’
  • July 12th


Morning tea with guest speaker



NAIDOC Week Short Length Movie Evening

  • July 10
  • 6 pm
  • Mackay Ooralea

NAIDOC Week Street March

  • July 13 from Macalister Street to Queens Park.
  • Meet 8:30 am, Street Parade 9 am – 10 am.
  • Make sure to visit the CQUni tent at the Queens Park Family Day afterwards.
  • To volunteer to assist with the March, email l.c.williams@cqu.edu.au.

Bundaberg Campus

Knockout Knowledge Trivia Night

  • Building 5 Drama Barn
  • Monday, 9 July from 6 pm
  • $80/table of 8


  • The campus is also providing a return bus charter for staff (8:30 am departure from campus) to participate in the NAIDOC March
  • 9 am on Friday, 13 July from 50 Bourbong Street, and finishing in Lions Park at approximately 10 am.
  • A formal ceremony will then be held at the Bundaberg Campus (Building 1 Lawns) from 11:30 am, which will include a Welcome to Country, Flag Raising and Tree Planting Ceremony, followed by a BBQ lunch.

Brisbane Campus

Musgrave Park Family Fun Day

New South Wales


Self-guided indigenous art gallery – Art Collection

  • Level 6 foyer
  • Monday, 9 July – Friday, 13 July

Book swap to raise funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

  • Wednesday, 11 July,
  • Level 3 library

Film screening – “Occupation Native”

  • Thursday, 12 July at 2.00pm-3.00pm, Room 6.05, level 6
  • Digital campaign with NAIDOC stock images/posters.
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