NAIDOC Week is held annually in the first week of July, as a way to celebrate the history and traditions of the oldest, continuous living culture on earth. 

In delivering climate action, Greenfleet recognises that ecosystem restoration aligns with the significant experience held by Traditional Owners. We respect and celebrate their connection to Country in the work that we do.  

NAIDOC, the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee was created in 1991, however it had formed over several iterations from the 1920’s. A major turning point was in 1938, when Aboriginal rights groups boycotted Australia Day by establishing the Day of Mourning on 26 January. 

NAIDOC Week is a time to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ need for equality, by highlighting the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. 

Why Celebrate NAIDOC Week? 

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. It’s a time for all Australians to learn about our First Nations people, history and culture. 

Greenfleet acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, seas and skies throughout Australia and pays respect to their Elders, past and present. 

We honour their deep connection to Country and recognise their knowledge and wisdom in caring for it. We respect that we are working with, and learning from, the oldest continuous cultures and longest standing land managers on Earth. 

This NAIDOC Week and every week, we continue to listen to First Nations voices as we work towards a better future. Together, we are growing climate hope. 

When And Where Is NAIDOC Week? 

Celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday). Many celebrations and events are held across the nation, with a focus city chosen to host the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony.  

This ceremony showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence and platforms talent from Indigenous Elders, scholars, community members, artists, sports people and more.  

Events run all week across the country, and everyone is welcome to join in and honour the achievements of our First Nations peoples. 

This Year’s NAIDOC Theme 

The NAIDOC Week theme for 2024 is Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud.  

This theme honours the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture. The fire is a symbol of connection to Country, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The theme aims to inspire communities to ignite the flame of culture, with a renewed commitment to acknowledging, preserving, and sharing the cultural heritage that enriches the nation. 

How is Greenfleet Supporting First Nations People? 

Greenfleet recognises that climate action aligns with Reconciliation, so we continue to listen to First Nations voices as we work to deliver climate action and restore native habitat. 

We have a number of the projects where we partner directly with the Traditional Owners to restore Country. To learn more about how Greenfleet is working to restore Country and deliver benefits to local communities, click here.

For more information on NAIDOC Week, visit Home page | NAIDOC

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