Celebrating NAIDOC Week: Honouring Aboriginal Heritage and Culture with Koh Living

Celebrating NAIDOC Week: Honouring Aboriginal Heritage and Culture with Koh Living

The first Sunday in every July marks the beginning of NAIDOC Week and we at Koh Living are excited to join in celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture, and achievements. This week is a significant time for all Australians to reflect on the rich and diverse heritage of the First Nations peoples, and to acknowledge the profound contributions they have made to our nation.


What is NAIDOC Week?

NAIDOC Week, which stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, is an annual event that celebrates the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is observed in the first full week of July, and its roots date back to the 1920s and 30s when Aboriginal rights groups sought to increase awareness in the wider community about the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.

Each year, NAIDOC Week has a unique theme that highlights different aspects of Indigenous culture and issues. This year’s theme, "Keep the Fire Burning," underscores the importance of maintaining and passing on cultural knowledge, traditions, and stories to future generations. It is a call to action to preserve the cultural heritage that has been nurtured and protected by Elders and communities.


What NAIDOC Week Means to Koh Living

Celebrating Aboriginal stories through art, is in our DNA, we are deeply committed to supporting and honouring the traditions and contributions of Indigenous Australians. Our products feature designs by talented Indigenous artists, and we strive to promote their work and stories to a broader audience.

NAIDOC week aligns with our mission to celebrate and share the beauty of Aboriginal culture through our unique range of products. It is a nationally recognised time for us to reflect on the importance of preserving and promoting the rich cultural heritage of Australia’s First Peoples. By doing so, we help ensure that these traditions and stories are passed down to future generations.

Our Commitment to Aboriginal Artists

We are proud to collaborate with many Indigenous artists, whose work brings life and vibrancy to our collections. Artists like Jacinta-rai Ridgeway Maahs, Melanie Hava, Domica Hill, and Michelle Possum create stunning pieces that capture the essence of their heritage and the landscapes they come from. Each piece tells a story, reflecting the artist’s connection to their land and culture.

Through these collaborations, we aim to provide a platform for Aboriginal artists to share their work and stories with the world. We ensure that each artist is fairly compensated for their contributions, and we are committed to ethical practices that support and respect the cultural significance of their work.

How You Can Celebrate NAIDOC Week with Koh Living

Join us in celebrating NAIDOC Week by exploring our collection of art-inspired products that honour Aboriginal culture. When you make a purchase at Koh Living, you are directly supporting Aboriginal art and artists. Whether it’s our beautifully designed candle holders, vibrant tote bags, or eco-friendly journals, each item is a testament to the rich cultural heritage of Indigenous Australia.

This NAIDOC Week, take the opportunity to learn more about the history and significance of this event. Participate in local events, support Indigenous businesses, and educate yourself and others about the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  Check the NAIDOC website for details of local events and to learn more.