Keep the fire burning! Blak, Loud & Proud.

National NAIDOC Week, 7-14 July, 2024

NAIDOC Week is an annual celebration in Australia that pays homage to the culture, history, and accomplishments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The 2024 theme, "Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud," celebrates the unyielding spirit of First Nations communities and invites everyone to stand in solidarity, amplifying the voices that have long been silenced. Through our collective efforts, we can forge a future where the stories, traditions, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are cherished and celebrated, enriching the nation's fabric with the world's oldest living culture.

Straight To The Source, renowned for its collaboration with Indigenous primary and artisan producers, eagerly seized the opportunity to support and showcase the diverse culinary heritage of First Nations producers through bespoke 2024 National NAIDOC Week hampers. By embracing these products, consumers not only savour the incredible flavours of Indigenous ingredients but contribute to the economic empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The exclusive Straight To The Source 2024 National NAIDOC Week hamper features products from the following notable First Nations producers:

  • Bush to Bowl: 100% Aboriginal-owned by Clarence Bruinsma (Yaegl) and Adam Byrne (Garigal/Gadigal), Bush to Bowl is a social enterprise aimed at creating a healing space and platform for First Nations people by connecting to Country and their traditional foodways.
  • Chocolate on Purpose: A chocolate brand based in Millthorpe, NSW, led by Fiona Harrison, a proud Wiradyuri yinaa (woman) of the Bila Galari (Lachlan River). With a commitment to ethically sourced cocoa and empowering Aboriginal farmers, Chocolate on Purpose embodies sustainable and socially responsible practices.
  • Indigiearth: A brand dedicated to showcasing premium bush foods made from Australian native ingredients that are ethically sourced and sustainably harvested. Founded by Sharon Winsor, a Ngembi Weilwan woman from Western NSW, Indigiearth connects people with Aboriginal culture and heritage through native foods. It is now recognised as a leading NSW Indigenous business providing an experience and knowledge of bush food.
  • Mabu Mabu: Founded by Nornie Bero from the Komet Tribe of the Meriam people in the Torres Strait, Nornie has been a professional chef for over 25 years. She established Mabu Mabu in 2018 with a dream to make native ingredients the hero of the Australian kitchen. The company is a proud 100% Indigenous-owned, women-led, and LGBTQIA+ business working towards a sustainable and socially driven supply chain.
  • Pundi Bitters: The Australian-first bitters to feature entirely Indigenous Australian botanicals. Their three bold bitters - warm smoked Wood, air in the Leaves, and tangy Fruit - highlight provenance, earth, and origin, enhancing your cooking experience and elevating the contents of any glass.
  • Sobah Non-Alcoholic Craft Beer: Established in 2017 and proudly Aboriginal-owned and led, Sobah is Australia's first non-alcoholic craft beer company. Run by husband-wife team Clinton and Lozen Schultz and based on beautiful Kombumerri country (Gold Coast, QLD). Sobah offers a refreshing alternative to traditional alcoholic drinks while celebrating Indigenous culture.
  • Warndu: An Indigenous-owned company whose name means 'good' in the Adnyamathanha language. Founded by Rebecca Sullivan, Damian Coulthard, and Siobhan O'Toole, Warndu's commitment to sustainable farming practices and respect for Indigenous knowledge makes their products delicious and environmentally conscious.

NAIDOC Week 2024 highlights the importance of acknowledging and celebrating Indigenous culture, and the collaboration between Straight To The Source and these First Nations producers embodies this spirit. Through food, we can connect, appreciate, and savour the rich tapestry of Australia's Indigenous heritage.

Learn more about National NAIDOC Week here:

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging.

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