NAIDOC Week 2023

What a busy week across the country celebrating NAIDOC Week and the theme For Our Elders.

NAIDOC week engagement activity in WA: we learned to weave a totem with Sharyn Egan at WA Museum and had a brilliant time! 

We celebrated with our #feetoncountry

Gubbu Gubbi
Feet on Yuggera Country
Yuggera and Turrbal

It was a cold and rainy day in Adelaide, but that didn’t stop the CREATE Team having fun at the NAIDOC Colour Run by DCP. There was painting, NAIDOC cookies and a lot of colour!

CREATE in SA are proud to display these beautiful First Nations guernseys we had framed. We’re so happy that they will not be hidden away in a cupboard but proudly on the walls of our office 😊

NAIDOC Week in Darwin: CREATE had an awesome week being invited by Larrakia Nation to be part of lots of NAIDOC Events. We had our Connection Event at Charles Darwin University which saw children, young people and families attend as well as a number of local Indigenous Organisations such as @daniladilba CAAPS Darrandirra Family Centre, Office of the Children’s Commissioner.

We also walked in the biggest Darwin NAIDOC March we have ever seen with over 8500 people showing support and recognition. Young Consultant Dawyte was with us and enjoyed the concert by the legendary Arnhem musicians The Saltwater Band led by Mannual Dhurkay. Later that night 10 young people attended a YAG where we talked about how “You can’t be what you can’t see” and as Indigenous youth what dreams and supports they had around them and what they would like to see more of. Afterwards we watched the beautiful and inspiring movie “Sweet As” which they all rated a 10 out 10! Definitely a must see for our teen clubCREATE members.

It didn’t stop there as Sam and Kate were honoured to attend the NAIDOC Awards Night along with Young Consultant Alicia and two Elders Les Huddleston and Loyla Leysley. So many people recognised and celebrated throughout the night that it really highlighted what an amazing community and place the NT is!


Queensland young people enjoyed the scenic tour around the ‘Dreaming Mountain’ Jellurgal, (also known as Burleigh Headland) lead by a knowledgeable tour guide from Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre. We heard the Dreamtime story about the creation of Jellurgal, and got to see some sites where people from Yugambeh language groups have been hunting and living for thousands of years. There was even pipi shells that had been carbon dated to be 2000 years old! After soaking up the knowledge shared with us, we soaked up some sunshine on the beach!

QLD round up (2)

Happy NAIDOC Week #forourelders