Celebrating NAIDOC Week - check out our events

Mark NAIDOC Week (8-15 November) with us with events from the William Cooper Institute, Education, and Science’s School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment (EAE)

Bricky B take over for NAIDOC at Monash

We're delighted to invite you to join us for a live performance by Aboriginal hip-hop and spoken word artist, Brady Jones (Bricky B).

NAIDOC week is a time for all Australians to come together virtually to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This special performance will showcase Bricky B’s craft as a reflection of his reality and the struggles of his people and our communities.

About Bricky B

He has performed extensively at local festivals and events, and won the best original song writing award at the Fast Track talent show. More recently performing at larger events such as the Land of Plenty - a festival  hosted by Triple J and opening for the Moomba Festival. Bricky B has embraced the current climate and insisted on staying connected performing multiple virtual live sets over the past few months.

We encourage you to invite your family and friends to take this opportunity to participate and support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Event details

Date: Friday 13 November 
Time: 4 - 4:45PM

This online event will be presented via Zoom and also hosted live on our instagram channel.

To join our Zoom webinar - Register here


Follow us @william.cooper.institute to view the live performance.

Teaching First Nations Content and Concepts

NAIDOC Week public panel discussion

Date: Tuesday, 10 November
Time: 6-7.30pm
Event registration: Register via the Monash Education website.

Monash Education researchers have partnered with the ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and Drama Victoria to produce a resource that enables educators to feel more confident teaching First Nations content in their classrooms.

The resource was developed over four years, and recognises the crucial role teachers play in supporting reconciliation, and helping students to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in respectful ways.

A special NAIDOC Week event will be hosted online by Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Jacinta Elston, report authors, and arts industry leaders.

Find out more about teaching for reconciliation and including bush foods in your classroom.

Understanding our land from a cultural perspective, with Adam Magennis

Date: Thursday, 12 November
Time: 11.30am-12.30pm

Event registration: Register via Zoom.

In collaboration with the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment (EAE), the William Cooper Institute is honoured to host a NAIDOC presentation with the distinguished Adam Magennis.

Adam is from the Boon Wurrung Language Group, and he is undertaking a PhD in archaeology at La Trobe University.

He'll share his perspective on topics relating to the school of EAE, including significant land sites and how we can think more broadly about the environment we work in, what it means to be a steward of the land, and cultural archaeology.