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Federation Council celebrates and recognises NAIDOC Week 2024 and acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that reside in which the Federation Council boundary lies.

NAIDOC Week is celebrated in the first full week of July each year. NAIDOC stands for the National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Observance Committee.

NAIDOC Week provides an opportunity to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It also recognises and celebrates the history, culture and achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to recognise and celebrate the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community’s contributions to the Federation Council.

NAIDOC Week will be held between 7-14 July 2024 honouring this year’s theme of 'Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud.'

The 2024 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. This year's theme celebrates the unyielding spirit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and invites all to stand in solidarity, amplifying the voices that have long been silenced.

Residents and visitors are invited to visit the Currawa Crossing exhibition for free at the Corowa Art Space, during NADIOC Week. The Currawa Crossing exhibition showcases artworks from Aboriginal artists from across the Riverina and Murray footprint including Albury, Coleambally, Leeton and Griffith. The exhibition includes painted emu eggs, weaving, dot paintings and contemporary works. Opening hours are Wednesday - Friday 10am - 4pm, and Saturday - Sunday from 10am to 2pm.