AIDA celebrates NAIDOC Week 2024

04 Jul 2024
Member Story

According to NAIDOC, this year’s theme “Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud” celebrates the unyielding spirit of our communities and invites all to stand in solidarity, amplifying the voices that have long been silenced.

The fire represents the enduring strength and vitality of Indigenous cultures, passed down through generations despite the challenges faced.

AIDA were highly honoured to begin #NAIDOCWeek 2024 at the National NAIDOC Week Awards, in Tarndanya, Kaurna Country.

This year’s NAIDOC theme calls for a reclamation of narratives, an amplification of voices, and an unwavering commitment to justice and equality.

We asked AIDA’s leaders for their reflections.

The AIDA staff had a chance to join events in their local communities across the country to celebrate NAIDOC Week.

Bianca Field, Specialist Trainee Support Program Support Officer, was part of events in Yugambeh country with her son Joshy, including the Kalwun community day.

Kelly Kildea, Membership and Engagement Officer, celebrated with family and friends in Shepperton.

Gemma Freeman, Social Media Lead, enjoyed a performance from Ngargee Dance Group, a young female collective living on Boonwurrung Country, on Philip Island.

04 Jul 2024