How we’re keeping the fire burning this NAIDOC week

07 Jul 2024

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This week is an opportunity for us all to learn about First Nations cultures and histories.

The theme for 2024 NAIDOC Week is ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud’, highlighting the continued focus on the inclusion of Indigenous Australian voices, perspectives and knowledge in important matters affecting all Australians.

The Scholarly Information Services (SIS) Division support this undertaking by ensuring materials by Indigenous authors and focused on Indigenous Knowledge are made more accessible through the digitisation of records and research, and the promotion of our Indigenous holdings. Our staff are working with educators to incorporate Indigenous collections into curriculum and have created subject guides to highlight and promote collections containing Indigenous perspectives and knowledges. 

Most recently, we launched an online hub dedicated to supporting the ANU Graduate Attribute of ensuring students are given “Insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ knowledges and Indigenous peoples’ perspectives” through their ANU curriculum. 

The Indigenous Knowledges Hub brings together materials from across SIS, which encompasses the Library, Archives, Press, CartoGIS, and Open Research Repository. Resources are either by Indigenous authors and creators; focused on Indigenous Australian approaches and perspectives; or about Indigenous Australian cultures, languages, or histories.


About the Indigenous Knowledges Hub

The hub is designed to support ANU teaching staff in identifying and using resources to incorporate Indigenous perspectives and resources into their teaching.

We will continue to add content as needed and welcome suggestions about how we can improve the site to ensure it is a valuable resource. 

What’s in the hub?

Resources on the hub include:

  • video introductions to key collections from the Library, Archives, Press, Open Research and CartoGIS
  • curated collections of materials
  • guides to resources created by subject specialists from the Library and Archives
  • links to key collections that are relevant to understanding Indigenous perspectives and experiences.


We will continue looking for ways to support and promote Indigenous peoples’ voices and perspectives. We respectfully acknowledge and celebrate their unique knowledge, experience and understanding of the land and society we share.