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NAIDOC Week 7-14 July 2024

Saturday, July 6, 2024 - 7:27am

July 7th to 14th 2024 is NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. 

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about  First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. 

Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud

This year’s theme chosen by the National NAIDOC Committee, is Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud. The theme honours the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture – with fire a symbol of connection to Country, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

At Glebe Hill Family Practice and GHFP Nuture we pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which we work and heal, the Mumirimina people (Say: Mu mee ree mee nah).

The Mumirimina people are one of ten bands comprising the ‘Oyster Bay’ tribe.

The spirit of the Mumirimina remains strong here in their Country. As long as lutha, the gum tree and countrymen of the mumirimina are healthy and present in the landscape, so too will the memory and spirit of the People remain strong.