Ten Ways to Celebrate NAIDOC Week

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National NAIDOC Week 2024 will be held across the country from July 7-14. Honouring the 2024 NAIDOC theme "Keep the Fire Burning - Blak, Loud and Proud", we are sharing 10 ways to celebrate NAIDOC week – at home, in the classroom and beyond.

  1. Head to a NAIDOC event near you.
  2. Download our NAIDOC 2023 Learning Resource and reflect on how Elders and Ancestors keep the fire burning.
  3. Check out the Australians Together resources for even more classroom activities.
  4. Think about this year’s NAIDOC week theme and how you can keep the fire burning regardless of your cultural background – discuss in class.
  5. Read Red Room Poetry’s Truth and Reconciliation Pledge.
  6. Make a list of the ways you can honour and contribute to this year's theme by creating your own pledge.
  7. Read Kirli Saunders’ tips on working respectfully with your local Aboriginal communities.
  8. Read a poem by a First Nations poet from our archive.
  9. Connect to non-human kin by Listening to Whales.
  10. Make a donation to support our Baraya Barray program, which connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids with their Traditional languages through poetry.
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