NAIDOC Week 2024

NAIDOC Week 2024 runs from 7-14 July.

This year’s theme is: Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud.



Download  NAIDOC Week 2024 Educational Resources (ABC Education)

Download GGV’s Acknowledgement of Country

Visit NAIDOC website 

What is NAIDOC Week?

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. For more information, visit the NAIDOC website.

The 2024 theme – Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud – celebrates the unyielding spirit of our communities and invites all to stand in solidarity, amplifying the voices that have long been silenced.

Resources for Girl Guides & Leaders

Work through the ABC Education Resources

ABC Education has partnered with the National NAIDOC Committee and Culture is Life to develop the official National NAIDOC Education Resources for 2024, under the guidance of Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi woman Aunty (Dr) Lynette Riley AO. These resources provide a great resource kit for Guide Leaders to work through with their Units, with resources for young people aged from Foundation to Year 10.

Attend a local NAIDOC activity.

Find out through your local Council office what is planned for the week, and choose a suitable one to participate in.

Research the different language groups around Australia and find out what First Nations Country you live in.

Use the Maggolee website developed by Reconciliation Victoria to help you. It contains: information about each of the 79 Victorian local government areas; details on policy and programs; protocols and cultural awareness; traditional owner groups; and local Aboriginal organisations, Aboriginal languages, key local contacts, news, and events.

Play some traditional games with your Girl Guide Unit.

For information about games – their name, where played, plus a link to booklet on how to play – visit this website.

More ideas for celebrating NAIDOC Week:

  • Start your own hall of fame featuring Indigenous role models.
  • Listen to Indigenous musicians or watch a movie about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history.
  • Make your own Indigenous trivia quiz.
  • Study a famous Indigenous Australian.
  • Study Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and crafts.
  • Work with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist to produce an artwork representing the theme.
  • Run an art competition for your school or community.
  • Research Indigenous history online or visit you library to find books about Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples.
  • Visit local Indigenous sites of significance or interest.
  • Learn the meanings of local or national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander place names and words.
  • Invite local Indigenous Elders to speak or give a Welcome to Country at your school or workplace.
  • Invite an Indigenous sportsperson or artist to visit you.
  • Invite Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander dancers to perform.
  • Host a community BBQ or luncheon.
  • Hold a flag raising ceremony.
  • Organise a smoking ceremony.

More resources:

Helpful websites:

  • Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education – free to access and provides practical ways to introduce meaningful reconciliation initiatives in the classroom, around the school and with the community.
  • Read Girl Guides Victoria’s Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • More Reconciliation Resources are on the GGV website here, including the syllabus for the special Reconciliation Badge.



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