Monday July 8, 2024

This year, National NAIDOC Week is being celebrated from 7 July to 14 July. This is a time for us to share and learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.

This week is also a time for celebration and togetherness, so we encourage you to attend a NAIDOC week event local to you.

This year’s theme ‘Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud’ reminds us that our Indigenous cultures are rich, strong and long lasting. Having survived millennia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ connection to land and waters, community, tradition and culture should be honoured and respected.

First Nations people know best what works for them, so we must empower and amplify their voices so that we can engage in meaningful dialogue to deliver true justice and equality.

Eastern Health is on a journey towards reconciliation. Read about how we have been improving our actions and processes to create culturally safe environments: Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan Progress Report | Eastern Health

Aboriginal artwork was painted for Eastern Health by local Woiwurrung & Yorta Yorta Artist Simone Thomson