This week we celebrate NAIDOC week 2022 from Sunday 3rd July to Sunday 10th July.
“NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.” - (NAIDOC Org 2022)
Each year NAIDOC week brings forth a new theme for everyone to focus on and connect with. This year, the theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! which resonates with the First Nations peoples’ proud history of doing exactly that. It’s also a call to action for all non-Indigenous Australians to join in and keep up the momentum for systemic change and finally close the gap. This can only be achieved when the relationship between First Nations peoples and non-Indigenous Australians is built on the foundation of justice, equity and the rightful recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights.
Each voice amplifies this message and every moment is an opportunity to support and help make change.
Here are 5 ways you can Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
Find out whose Country you are on and acknowledge the traditional owners of the land. You can find out via the AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia
You can show your support in various ways such as purchasing books by Indigenous authors, visiting Indigenous exhibitions and hiring Indigenous vendors (you can find thousands of Indigenous businesses through Supply Nation).
Donate to charities which are committed to supporting First Nations peoples.
Have a zero tolerance attitude towards racism in all forms - if you see it, call it out or report it.
Take the time to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture from reliable sources such as NITV, IndigenousX and Koori Web to name a few.
Butter Up Co. honours and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians and Elders past, present and future of this nation. We acknowledge the continuance of traditions, cultures and spiritual practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.