NAIDOC Week

  • Date
  • June 10,2024

  • Time
  • 08:50:am - 02:55:pm

  • Location
  • Northam Senior High School



NAIDOC THEME 2024 – 'Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud'



NAIDOC was born from protest, with its roots tracing back to the 1938 Day of Mourning where Aboriginal men, women and children gathered at Sydney Hall to mourn the 150th anniversary of the First Fleet's arrival.

Now, 86 years later, the NAIDOC theme is celebrating that legacy.
 
The 2024 theme is 'Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud'.

Selected by the National NAIDOC Committee, it celebrates not only the survival but the relentless spirit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

According to the committee, 'Keep the Fire Burning!' is a nod to the vitality and endurance of culture, and a nod to connection with Country and community, while 'Blak, Loud and Proud' represents an unapologetic celebration of identity.
 
National NAIDOC Committee Co-Chair, Aunty Dr Lynette Riley, said that the theme is a "clarion call" to unity and solidarity for all Australians to celebrate together.

“The resilience of mob, our shared experiences, collective memories and kinship is a source of tremendous pride," she said.

“We honour the flame of the fire, kindling the sparks of pride and unity, igniting a renewed commitment to acknowledging, preserving, and sharing the cultural heritage that enriches our nation."