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NAIDOC 2022 - Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

Updated: Jul 23, 2023

Artist Elizabeth Close - Photo Renee Readett Creative

A list of some of our favourite amazing Aboriginal owned businesses, artists, and influencers. Follow the links to support.

Let’s get up, stand up, and show up to celebrate NAIDOC week and show support by engaging with Aboriginal artists and businesses and sharing their content with friends and family, purchasing their products and artworks, booking their services, and participating in their events, workshops, and exhibitions.

“Elizabeth Yanyi Close is an Anangu woman from the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Language Groups, whose family links are to the communities of Pukutja and Amata in the APY Lands.”

“My work is a unique, distinct and vibrant expression of contemporary Aboriginal Art that conveys my connection to my ancestral lands and it's landscape, and speaks to the themes of connection to Country and Culture, Identity, and the ongoing impact of Colonisation on contemporary Australia.”

Photo - Umeewarra Media

“Umeewarra Radio 89.1 fm is based in Port Augusta and was setup in 1987. Since that time, Umeewarra Media has grown into the modern digital media centre it is today. Umeewarra Radio 89.1 fm promote the important role Aboriginal people play in the Port Augusta region and discuss the issues they face in today’s society. Umeewarra Media Association promote true reconciliation through sharing cultural information and breaking down the barriers.”

“The APY Art Centre Collective is a group of 11 Indigenous owned and governed enterprises. Located in the APY Lands, they work with a united vision and voice on strategic business initiatives and collaborative artistic projects. Located in both Adelaide and Sydney the APY Gallery offers a range of artworks for sale by emerging Indigenous artists from the APY Art Centre Collective.”

Sonya Rankine presenting workshop - Photo Nat Rogers

“Lakun Mara is an Aboriginal owned business run by Sonya Rankine, a Ngarrindjeri, Narungga, Ngadjuri woman of SA. Sonya runs weaving workshops, creates beautiful and intricate baskets, creates commission pieces, designs and makes earrings, holds exhibitions and more.”

“AARLI is a fashion label with a conscience, by designer TJ Cowlishaw. We’re a first nations brand that specialises in producing custom made sustainable + ethical streetwear. We are proudly Australian First Nations owned and operated business.”

“BT & D is a space created by Kira (they/them), an Aboriginal queer person in "Australia" and wants to talk about it. They’re all about oversharing their mental illness, decolonising, feminism, and memes, and creates products sharing these messages.”

“We are an Indigenous art group based in Chinkapook (place of red water) sharing the stories of our ancestors, the Wergaia & Boorong people from around Lake Tyrrell”

Our history was a time where every aspect of an Aboriginal person’s life was controlled under various ‘protection’ and ‘assimilation’ acts in force right around the country. NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee) was born out of the lobbying and protesting the status and poor treatment of Aboriginal people and this history is important to remember as we move towards reparations.

Whilst we continue to fight for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, many are now looking to NAIDOC week as a celebration to recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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The Amy Who? Digital team is proud to Get up! Stand up! and Show up! to support local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander businesses and content creators, and as such, we wish to share with you the many organisations and artists we love and support!

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