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Support Indigenous Businesses: Your guide for NAIDOC week

NAIDOC Week is a special time to celebrate and support the vibrant culture and contributions of Indigenous Australians. ...
Indigenous Businesses
NAIDOC Week is a special time to celebrate and support the vibrant culture and contributions of Indigenous Australians.

One of the most meaningful ways to participate in this celebration is by supporting Indigenous businesses, which play a crucial role in empowering communities and preserving their unique heritage. In this blog post, we shine a spotlight on a pick of local Indigenous businesses that we love.

Here on the South Coast we are on Yuin Country. A number of groups form the Yuin Nation, including the Wandiwandian, Dhurga, Bidewal, Walbanja and the Djiringanj. The area we know today as Wollongong was originally inhabited by the Dharawal people (also spelled Tarawal or Thuruwal), who remain the Traditional Custodians of this land.

South Coast Seaweed

Indigenous aquaculture is important to the survival of marine life and habitat helping reconnect indigenous people with cultural practices that will benefit our communities. Started by James Thomas-  The eldest grandson of Guboo Ted Thomas and Anne Thomas, Tribal Elders in the Yuin Nation- South Coast Seaweed is an incredible company committed to creating a sustainable future for our marine life and the next generation. South Coast Seaweed’s goal is to collect and research traditional knowledge and share their journey with you.

“Our goal is to create first nations led aquaculture farms  to cultivate and harvest sea kelp naturally, developing raw organic products like our all natural seaweed flakes that can be used in tea, soap, lotions, scrubs and even in your garden. “

Learn with them at this year’s Mojo’s Big Day Out, join them on a journey of learning about the history and knowledge of the Yuin Nation and using that knowledge to create sustainable seaweed products for our future. 


Thirroul Collective

Let’s shine the spotlight on Thirroul Collective, a unique company with Indigenous roots. Born out of the similar idea as a co-op, Thirroul Collective brings together 35 small local businesses in a harmonious blend of entrepreneurship, community support, and storytelling.

By joining forces, these 35 enterprises have a platform to showcase their unique products and services, reaching a wider audience and fostering collective success. This cooperative structure encourages collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and mutual support among members, reinforcing the idea that success is best achieved when working together. It’s all about community over competition. 
Thirroul Collective is a place to gather. A place to meet. 

Mogo Big Day Out

July 8, 2023

10:00am to 4:00pm – Mogo Oval

Organised by Boomerang Meeting Place Inc, This year’s Mogo Big Day Out Festival’s theme is ‘For Our Elders’. Across every generation, our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families. They are cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and our loved ones. Let us get together and celebrate, acknowledge and pay our respects to our Elders both past and present.

• FREE BBQ, food, ice cream + coffee

• Traditional opening ceremony

• Live music

• Carnival rides, jumping castle obstacle course

• Cultural dancing and activities

• Arts and crafts

Please bring a chair or picnic rug as seating is limited.

Full Details Here

Djiriba Waagura Cultural Tours

Djiriba Waagura, meaning “Two Crows” in Dhurga Language of the Yuin Nation, aim to revitalise and strengthen Aboriginal Culture on the NSW South Coast and beyond by providing captivating cultural experiences that inspire connectedness, empower local communities and foster both educational and personal growth.

Djiriba Waagura provides a range of captivating visitor experiences on the beautiful South Coast of NSW. The company offers half day or full day excursions and experience nature and culture in some of the most beautiful landscapes in Australia. Rich in Aboriginal cultural heritage, this ancient landscape will captivate your senses and open you to an experience that you will never forget.

By supporting Indigenous businesses, we make a tangible difference in the lives of Indigenous entrepreneurs, artisans, and communities. Our choices empower these individuals, provide economic opportunities, and foster the transmission of ancestral knowledge to future generations.

During NAIDOC Week and beyond, let us continue to seek out and support Indigenous businesses, acknowledging their invaluable contributions and promoting cultural diversity and inclusion. Whether it’s purchasing art, crafts, fashion, or any other locally produced goods, every act of support creates a ripple effect of positive change.

By sharing the stories, talents, and accomplishments of Indigenous businesses, we amplify their voices and create awareness about the depth and richness of their cultures. Let us be advocates for Indigenous entrepreneurship, encouraging others to embrace the power of shopping local and supporting the incredible talent within our communities.

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Here at Seek the South we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of our land and pay respect to our Elders – past, present and emerging. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are warned that this website may contain images or names of deceased persons.


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