NAIDOC Week 2024

08 Jul 2024

From 8 to 12 July, join us to celebrate the history and culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with range of activities.

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NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. More information below on the celebrations.

NAIDOC Week 2024

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This year's theme is "Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and 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.

From 8 to 19 July, participate in a range of activities to celebrate and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 

NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself. Find out more about the origins and history of NAIDOC Week, here


Join us and 140 St Georges Terrace in the Park on the below dates and times to partake and celebrate. 

Monday 8 July   |  12.30pm |  Park
Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony, Dance Performance and Didgeridoo Performance 

Join us to celebrate the start of NAIDOC Week with a Welcome to Country by a Local Elder, Smoking and Dance Ceremony by Blood Line Academy and a Didgeridoo Performance by Cannington Boys from Blood Line Academy. These performances tell Dreamtime stories which have been passed down through generations.

Wednesday 10 July   |  11.30am – 2.15pm  |  Park 
‘Meet the Artist’ Art Workshop
Register via the tenant portal. 

Featured Artists:

  • 11.30am-12pm and 12.15pm-12.45pm - Carol Martin representing Gooljak Boodja
    Join Carol, a Proud Yamatji Naaguja and Noongar Woman, as she shares her Culture through her Art. Carol, the first Aboriginal Woman elected to any Australian Parliament, uses her art as a means of relaxation, meditation, and a way of expressing how she sees the world. Immerse yourself in an interactive art workshop featuring small canvases.
  • 11.30am-12pm and 1pm-1.30pm - Estelle Amelia – Soulavita
    Led by Estelle Amelia from Soulavita, take part in a sound immersion demonstration. Estelle is a highly esteemed Indigenous healer. With over two decades immersed in the holistic wellness industry. Estelle has crafted a unique fusion of sound therapy, scientific insight and spiritual enlightenment.
  • 12.15pm-12.45pm and 1.45pm-2.15pm - Stevie Anderson showcasing Pipi Weaving
    Discover the art of weaving with Stevie Anderson and Nyikina elder Coral Foley from Pipi Weaving. Join us to learn the Yarning Circle style of weaving, empowering First Nation weavers with essential skills for ongoing healing. Immerse yourself in the cultural knowledge of weaving, fostering sharing, reflection, and healing.
  • 1pm-1.30pm and 1.45pm-2.15pm Nikkita Passmore from KR Customs
    Join Nikita Passmore, a proud Noongar Woman with experience working alongside large corporates in the Mining and Oil and Gas industry. Nikita’s impressive portfolio includes showcasing her works on large-scale projects. Passionate about community engagement, she hosts interactive art workshops specializing in custom sneakers. Come join Nikita to personalise your deadly sneakers at the workshop. Either bring your own sneakers or there will be some sneakers available.


Friday 12 July   |  11am – 2pm  |  Park 
Indigenous Business Mini-Market – 100% Indigenous-owned business stalls

Join us in the Park, and step into a market of vibrant colours, intricate designs, and authentic creations. Support local Indigenous-Owned Small Businesses and explore a variety of stalls including clothing, art, accessories, skincare and more, while enjoying live music from a beautiful Indigenous musician. With every purchase you make, you are directly supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs and their communities.

Stallholders include: