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Celebrating NAIDOC Week through local business and food

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Celebrating NAIDOC Week through local business and food

As Lutheran Care continues to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people this NAIDOC Week, we are sharing some opportunities to learn more about and connect with First Nations cultures and histories through local business and food.  

Today we are excited to share with you a number of South Australian Indigenous owned and operated businesses and organisations, as well as some delicious recipes featuring traditional food and native ingredients recommended by Lutheran Care’s Aboriginal Engagement Worker Emily McConnell.  

Local organisations that Lutheran Care is proud to work with 

  • Intract Australia
    Intract is Indigenous owned and operated, and provides civil construction, building construction, building maintenance, asbestos remediation and demolition services. It is one of the largest private sector employers of Indigenous personnel and is committed to outcomes that are real and lasting for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 
  • Ochre Dawn
    Ochre Dawn is an Aboriginal-owned branding and marketing company, which helps others tell their story in visually captivating ways. Find out more. 
  • InComPro
    InComPro offers a variety of services and resources to support and assist Aboriginal people and communities in South Australia including youth, disability and cultural services. Find out more. 
  • Hoops 4 Health
    Hoops 4 Health is more than just basketball, its model consists of culturally safe concepts embedded into learning on the basketball court. Hoops 4 Health is a First Nations led business that blends the life experiences of its mentors with leading edge trauma informed neuroscience.  

South Australian Indigenous owned and operated businesses 

  • Mariah Akamarre 
    Mariah has created the most stunning range of yoga mats, duffle bags and towels featuring her artwork. You can find her beautiful products here. 
  • Nood Australia 
    Nood offers a range of natural, sustainable cleaning products, personal care items and home care products using native ingredients. Find out more.
  • Ngarrindjeri Dreaming
    Sharon Karpany, a Ngarrindjeri woman, is the creative force behind Ngarrindjeri Dreaming, creating cheeseboards, handbags, makeup bags and more. Sharon’s online store has something for everyone. 
  • Something Wild 
    Wanting to add Something Wild to your cooking, or get a gift like no other for a loved one, then check out the range at Something Wild, offering a diverse range of products from pantry essentials, native meats, catering and gifts with a twist.
  • Amplified Beauty
    As one of the first Indigenous owned cosmetic brands in the world, Amplified Beauty caters for all skin tones and genders, addressing a major gap in the beauty industry. Founder Shahna Smith has been nominated for 2024 Department of Human Services SA Aboriginal Achievement Award 2024.
  • Munda Wines
    Munda Wines proudly showcases the immense history of Aboriginal Countries (Kaurna, Ngadjuri and Peramangk) and the people who lived here and cared for munda (Wirangu & Kokatha word for land). Find out more. 

The Circle – First Nations Entrepreneur Hub  

  • Assists the South Australian Aboriginal Business Sector with support to build business through increased connections, capacity, capability and confidence. Membership to The Circle is open to all South Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned and operated businesses and is free of charge. 


NAIDOC Week 2024 runs from July 7 to 14 and this year’s theme is Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud. Lutheran Care is getting involved in NAIDOC Week by participating in a number of events and offering staff the opportunity to learn more about First Nations cultures and histories through short film screenings from Nunga Screen, an initiative of Country Arts SA. 

To find out more about NAIDOC Week this year, visit naidoc.org.au/