NAIDOC Week 2024: Embracing First Nations Culture

NAIDOC | Posted June 27, 2024
NAIDOC Week 2024: Embracing First Nations Culture

At OzChild, we believe in the power of community and the importance of honouring the diverse cultures that make up our nation. NAIDOC Week is a significant event in our calendar, a time when we come together to celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, the theme is “Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud,” a powerful call to embrace and celebrate the vibrancy and resilience of First Nations cultures.

NAIDOC Week 2024, taking place from 7 to 14 July, is an opportunity to highlight the rich cultural heritage of Australia’s First Nations Peoples. It’s a time to shift our focus from the tragic aspects of history to the remarkable contributions and enduring spirit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

It is important to remember that First Nations Peoples have a history that stretches back over 65,000 years. Despite the many challenges they have faced, their cultures have not only survived but thrived through adversity. Celebrating this resilience is essential for fostering a sense of pride and continuity within these communities. As we begin to engage with First Nations cultures, we continue to build a more inclusive society, learning about different traditions, languages and customs, all while breaking down barriers and promoting respect and understanding.

We invite everyone to join us in celebrating NAIDOC Week 2024. Let’s come together to honour the rich cultural tapestry of our nation and ensure that the fire of First Nations cultures continues to burn brightly. By focusing on the positives and celebrating the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, we can build a more united and harmonious future.

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Acknowledgement of Country


OzChild acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work. We acknowledge their cultures are living ones, which relate to their ongoing connection to all things living and non-living on land, sea and sky.

We pay our respect to Elders past and present.

May the children of today lead us to a brighter tomorrow.

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