It's NAIDOC Week! Celebrate Culture Loud and Proud

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Published July 08 2024

Merri Health is proud to support NAIDOC Week (7-14 July) and have the chance to celebrate and learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories. 

This year's theme, Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud invites everyone to stand together, and honour the strength and pride of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

As a health provider with services and partnerships across Victoria, we have an important role to play in leading change across our community and being advocates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

We're dedicated to ensuring our services are culturally safe while we continue to support the 72 actions in our Reconciliation Action Plan.

6 ways you can get involved below!

  • Tuesday 9 July: Community fundraiser screening of Midnight Oil: The Hardest Line
    • Join the special film screen which tells Midnight Oil's trailblazing story for the first time ever on film. Across their 45-year career, 'The Oils' helped shape modern Australia with passionate and outspoken anthems.
    • All proceeds will be donated to support local First Nations programs at Barrbunin Beek Aboriginal Gathering Place. Hosted by Banyule Community Health and Thornbury Picture House. Book tickets here.
  • Celebrate culture - attend an event or host your own!
  • Broaden your knowledge base 
  • Deliver an Acknowledgement of Country 
    • Attending a gathering or meeting? Kick off with an Acknowledgement of Country. Find out how.
  • Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned businesses 
  • Be a brave ally 
    • Hear from Summer May Finlay, a proud Yorta Yorta women, as she shares how non-Indigenous people can support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Read on.