Celebrating NAIDOC Week: Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud

Posted: July 5th, 2024

NAIDOC Week begins this Sunday, 7 July. This is a time to come together to celebrate not only First Nations people’s achievements, but the history, rich culture, and survival of the oldest continuing living culture on earth.

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud’, celebrating the unyielding spirit of First Nations people as it invites all to stand in solidarity, amplifying the voices that have long been silenced.

The fire represents the enduring strength and vitality of the challenges faced by First Nations people to maintain their culture, connection to Country and to each other. The traditions that are passed down through generations defines their resilience.

“Blak, Loud and Proud” encapsulates the unapologetic celebration of First Nations people’s identity, empowering them to stand tall in their heritage and assert their place in the modern world. This theme reclaims the narratives, amplifies the voices and highlights the commitment to justice and equality.

Check out our YMAC LinkedIn page throughout the week as we highlight Traditional Owners’ connection to Country, native title over YMAC’s 30 years, what happens after a determination, an update on Aboriginal heritage and finishing the week off with information on two important events that call for the Pilbara and Yamatji community to stand up and recognise the strong Blak, Loud and Proud advocates who continue to fight for their people.

There are also many events throughout NAIDOC Week that are happening in your community, and we urge you to check them out and become immersed in the culture of the First Nations people