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NAIDOC Week 2022: How you can “Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!”

In the first week of July each year in Australia celebrations are held to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. After all, we are part of the oldest, continuous living cultures on Earth!

NAIDOC Week presents an opportunity to learn about First Nations cultures and histories – and also to get to know and support our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.   

This year’s theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! But what does that mean for us? 

It’s time to move beyond good intentions and promises.  We encourage each one of you to make a personal commitment and pledge what action you will champion this year. 


Ember Connect’s NAIDOC Week Pledge

Our Ember Connect family supports the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) Report and Project. It’s time to achieve First Nations Gender Justice and Equality in Australia. 


How will we do this?

Our Ember Connect sisters will be raising awareness through our social media platforms, writing to our local MP and taking other action throughout the year – stay tuned!


What will you do to be a part of systemic change and celebration of change makers for this year’s NAIDOC theme Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! 

We’ve put together a list of great organisations and resources (including a pledge resource) for you to explore this NAIDOC Week and beyond…


Get Up!

This one is all about sparking possibilities. There are so many changemakers already working hard, but what sets YOUR soul on fire? Here are some ideas:

Environmental, Culture and Heritage Protection 


Constitutional Change



Learn about treaties with First Nations Peoples in Australia and elsewhere around the world. Find out what’s happening with treaty in your state or territory. Take action and support the movement for treaties in Australia.




Call out Racism 


Stand Up!

Together we are more powerful. Ignite the fire inside by doing the following:

  • Take the Pledge (click to download) and make a commitment to change. Not just for one a week, but a journey for a lifetime. (click on resources to download) 
  • Collaborate with other allies through local events, Walks and online discussions. Start by looking up NAIDOC events near you


Show Up!

Be prepared, be vocal and be present.  Light the path for yourself and for others.

  • Share your Pledge or other action groups with your mob and allies through social media, yarning or even at your workplace. 
  • Connect a group of Ember Sisters on our online platform Ember Connect Live 
  • Support and advocate for other businesses and groups who align with your action. Tell us about it! 



Have your joined our online meeting place yet?

Ember Connect Live is a completely free, closed membership community for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women aged 18 and over.

It’s a living and breathing meeting place where we can gather, share stories and experiences, learn, and grow. Find out more here.

Ember Connect wishes to acknowledge the many Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and we honour their deep continuing connection to land, sky, waterways and community.

We pay our respects to our Elders past, present and emerging who illuminate our journey to truth-telling, culture and conservation, which remains stronger than ever.