With a growing awareness of the distinct cultural histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, NAIDOC was expanded to recognise Torres Strait Islander people and culture. The committee then became known as the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC). This new name has become the title for the whole week, not just the day. Each year, a theme is chosen to reflect the important issues and events for NAIDOC Week.

Watch the video of how St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Georges Hall to celebrate NAIDOC Week.