Celebrating NAIDOC Week with StoryKids and ALNF

This NAIDOC Week, discover stories from our First Nation’s rising stars.

StoryKids: The perfect school holidays activity

Created from a desire to engage with original and Australian ideas and voices, StoryKids is the podcast putting the spotlight on young voices across the nation. Engaging and educational, the 10-minute podcasts feature an original story written by a child, brought to life by prominent Australian personalities.

From the likes of our very own friend of David Jones, Adam Goodes, to Yumi Stynes and Andy Griffiths, each storyteller reflects different cultural, social and environmental experiences, with a strong focus on amplifying marginalised voices.

Adam Goodes

Shari Sebbens

To celebrate NAIDOC Week, Adam Goodes joins actor and director Shari Sebbens to read ‘The Night Sky Restaurant’ by the effervescent sisters, Nadine, Imogen and Chloe Kenny. With a dream of opening a restaurant in the shed at the back of their property, the story follows a tale of three girls feeding their community.

Nadine, Imogen and Chloe Kenny of the Indulkana Anangu School in South Australia.

Developed in partnership with the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF), StoryKids ties into their mission of raising language, literacy and numeracy standards in Australia. Since 2016, David Jones has partnered with ALNF to work together to ensure that all children can write their own bright futures.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

Heal Country, Heal our Nation
Celebrate NAIDOC Week with this list of talented creatives.

Recommended Creatives

Otis Hope Carey, Artist
A Gumbaynggirr – Bundjalung man and contemporary Indigenous artist, who is equally renowned for his unorthodox approach to surfing as he is for his stunning visual art.

Ziggy Ramo, Musician
An Indigenous Australian singer-songwriter within the Australian hip hop scene. His scything flow coupled with his addressing of Aboriginal Australia, social issues puts him in a league of his own.

Alice Skye, Musician
A Wergaia woman from Western Victoria and a Triple J Unearthed National Indigenous Winner. Her Indie music glows with a sensitivity and maturity that is accompanied by haunting piano melodies.

Recommended Books & Podcasts

The White Girl, Tony Birch
To avoid being taken away from their families, fair-skinned Aboriginal children Odette and Sissy join First Nations residents in a war of survival; not by fighting back or resisting but by demonstrating resilience – by flying under the radar. Set in the 1960s.

The Yield, Tara June Winch
The story of a young woman who returns to her family home by the Murrumby River after her grandfather’s death to find many painful memories from her childhood. This book is a celebration of the Wiradjuri language and the Indigenous culture.

Take it Blak Podcast, Rae Johnston, Jack Latimore
The official podcast for NITV. Rae and Jack discuss the role of truth-telling on the path to treaties, reparations programs and reconciliation.

Recommended Designers

Designer Denni Francisco marries the perfect balance of sleek shapes with prints that celebrate Country, in the hope of creating pieces that are simultaneously gentle and respectful.

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Maara Collective
Designer Julie Shaw works to echo the embrace of Gunimaa (Mother Earth) with a free-flowing design philosophy to create her signature polished summer staples.

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Indii Swimwear
Indii is a love letter to native flora, Country and the sea, with Nancy Pattison’s range focusing on show-stopping swimwear in nature’s most mesmerising hues.

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