18 Apr 2024

NAIDOC Week Theme 2024: Keep the Fire Burning! Blak Loud and Proud

keep the fire burning

Heard the latest with NAIDOC Week 2024? This year’s theme has now been announced as communities, businesses and individuals throughout Australia prepare to host talks, workshops and other events aimed at celebrating our First Nations communities and cultures.

This year’s theme is “Keep The Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud”. It offers a powerful message that celebrates the unyielding spirit of our Indigenous peoples, inviting Australians from all walks of life to come together and stand in solidarity while amplifying Indigenous voices.

ICMI is always excited to help our community celebrate the NAIDOC Week 2024 theme with a roster brimming with exciting, engaging and knowledgeable Indigenous speakers who can elevate your event with first-hand stories about the traditions, achievements and the important issues that concern the oldest living culture in the world. 


NAIDOC Week 2024 Theme Meaning

The fire represents a connection to Country, to each other, and to the rich, intricate mosaic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island traditions that have endured for millennia. It’s about maintaining the spirit, the culture, voices and enduring strength of Indigenous Australians. Honouring the flame means renewing our commitment to acknowledging, understanding, preserving and sharing the rich tapestry of First Nations cultural heritage with a sense of unity and pride.

“Blak, Loud and Proud” encourages the unapologetic celebration of Indigenous identity as we work to lift the voices of those long silenced. As we empower First Nations people to stand tall, reclaim narratives and amplify their voices, we make an unwavering commitment to justice and equality. Every Australian has an important role to play as we listen, learn, and engage with the wisdom and contributions of Indigenous peoples in a meaningful, respectful and valuable way.


Celebrate with Our NAIDOC Week Speakers 2024

At its core, NAIDOC Week is about culture and community. It’s a time for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to come together as we acknowledge and celebrate the enduring cultural heritage of First Australians. Businesses, schools and local communities are encourage to get involved by participating in and hosting events. This can be as easy and rewarding as inviting indigenous speakers to share stories through which we can appreciate the diversity and depth of Indigenous cultures.

NAIDOC Week Speakers 2024



Nornie Bero

Torres Strait Islander Nornie Bero is the executive chef and founder of Mabu Mabu and Big Esso. Her mission is to introduce First Nations ingredients into Australian kitchens, highlighting the deliciousness, sustainability and important cultural heritage of our native ingredients.

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Eva Jo Edwards

As a member of the Stolen Generations, Eva Jo Edwards has been actively involved in the reconciliation process for over 20 years. This includes roles in the Justice System, Aboriginal Child Health Services, the Koorie Night Markets and the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service Minajalku Healing Centre.

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Mindy Woods

A proud Bundjalung woman from the Widjabul Wia Bul clan in Northern Rivers, NSW, Mindy Woods builds connections between culture and culinary excellence. As the first female indigenous chef to earn a ‘Chefs Hat’ in AGFG, she’s played a crucial role elevating indigenous cuisine globally.

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Kutcha Edwards

Songman and proud Mutti Mutti, Yorta Yorta, Nari Nari man, Kutcha Edwards is a strong advocate for Aboriginal people. Dedicated to the continuum of his traditional Songline, he’s now a multi-award winning singer/songwriter and Victoria Music Hall of Fame inductee.

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Browse our full roster of indigenous speakers


ICMI is proud to offer a extensive roster of indigenous, diversity and inclusion speakers throughout Australia.

Interested in booking one of our speakers? Call us now on 1800 334 625 or make an enquiry online.

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