National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year to celebrate and recognise the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations’ cultures and histories and to participate in celebrating the oldest, continuous living culture in the world. By taking part in these events you can expect to learn more about your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.
The health of Indigenous peoples is paramount in maintaining strong connections to country and in maintaining safe and inclusive communities. LiverWELL’s Healthy Living Guide for the Aboriginal Community has been developed to provide guidance for indigenous people who may want to improve their liver health. The Guide promotes steps that Aboriginal people can take to look after the health of their liver and encourage healthy activity, food intake and responsible drinking.
There are higher rates of liver disease in Aboriginal communities and it is getting worse. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are ten times more likely to be diagnosed with viral hepatitis than non-Aboriginal populations. Because of this, it is important we work together to educate, share resources and provide the necessary support to prevent the spread of viral hepatitis and liver disease in our indigenous communities.
LiverWELL would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging.
To find out more and download the NAIDOC Week poster, click the link below.