Thousands join NAIDOC march in Melbourne

NAIDOC March. Photo: Chloe DS

The National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) march is always inspirational. This year it was no different, with an estimated 5000 people marching, despite the rain.

The march reflected the pride in culture and resistance, as well as being a gathering of First Nations peoples with aunties, uncles and cousins catching up.

Given the policies of genocide, then forced assimilation and the stealing of Aboriginal children, the celebration of culture and resistance is political.

The NAIDOC Committee emerged in the 1920s as part of the struggle by First Nations peoples for their rights.


Photo: Chloe DS