Celebrate For our Elders with these 2023 NAIDOC Week reads.
No matter your background, NAIDOC Week is a time for all Australians to celebrate the history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The theme of NAIDOC Week 2023 is ‘For Our Elders’ which recalls how ‘The struggles of our Elders help to move us forward today.’
‘They are cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and our loved ones . . . It is their influence and through their learnings that we must ensure that when it comes to future decision making for our people, there is nothing about us - without us.
‘We pay our respects to the Elders we’ve lost and to those who continue fighting for us across all our Nations and we pay homage to them.’
You can learn more about it here and celebrate the stories of those who came before you by reading and celebrating Indigenous authors. From romance to memoirs, to book-to-film hits, these books remind us of those who have paved the way.