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Get up, stand up, show up: Celebrating NAIDOC Week

Acknowledging the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

University of Southern Queensland will celebrate NAIDOC Week 2022 across its three campuses with a series of events and a significant art exhibit showcasing First Nations artists.

Toowoomba campus will host NAIDOC celebrations during student orientation on July 4, followed by NAIDOC celebrations at Springfield and Ipswich student orientations on July 5.

The university will host stalls at Toowoomba NAIDOC Community Day on July 4 and Ipswich NAIDOC Family Fun Day on July 7.

The university’s First Nations resource collection will also be celebrated with a showcase at all campus libraries for the duration of NAIDOC Week.

The week will culminate with the launch of the 2022/23 Southern Queensland Landscapes First Nations Art Prize exhibit, which celebrates work that connects to the 2022 NAIDOC Week theme ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’.

First Nations young people across the state will also learn new skills to tell their story through art as part of NAIDOC Week workshops for University of Southern Queensland First Nations Deadly Ways program.

Two workshops exploring the use of different mediums will be held in partnership with participating schools and university staff and academics.

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Acknowledging the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.