NAIDOC week 2022

Name a Seeing Eye Dogs pup

To celebrate the NAIDOC Week 2022 theme of, 'Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!', Vision Australia would like to extend an invitation to all clients, their families, friends, and Vision Australia partners and stakeholders, and community, who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to submit a special name for consideration to name a Seeing Eye Dogs pups. 

National NAIDOC Week is 3 to 10 July 2022, a celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

A great opportunity to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and participate in a range of activities and events. This year is about a “genuine commitment by all of us to support and secure institutional, structural, collaborative and co-operative reforms, and to celebrate those who have driven and led change.”

Submitted names will have a connection to country to recognise all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage. The submitted names will be considered by a panel from Seeing Eye Dogs, including First Nations representatives and announced during NAIDOC week.

Names that are chosen will need to be an appropriate fit for a Seeing Eye Dogs pup. We suggest that a name should be no more than two syllables. For example, one of the special NAIDOC pup names selected in 2021 was ‘Elsie’. The submission explained that Elsie May was a grandmother who had passed and was a true bush lady who loved to ride horses. The name that was submitted was in honour of her kindred spirit with nature and animals.

Please submit your special name and a short description of how it connects to country by Thursday 30 June 2022 by completing this form or sending an email to [email protected].

Successful entrants will be contacted by phone and emailed on Monday July 4, 2022. Pup names and pup photos will be announced on the Seeing Eye Dogs Facebook page on Wednesday July 6, 2022, along with a short description of the name and who it was submitted by.

 

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Please note:

Vision Australia would like to extend an invitation to all clients and their families who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to submit a special name for consideration for each one of five Seeing Eye Dogs pups.