Blak History Month: DONATE

Blak History Month, which takes place over the month of July, has been celebrated in Australia since 2008. It is a people’s movement that seeks to be a portal for positive action by, for and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. A month of celebration and pride for Australia’s Indigenous histories and cultures of which are part of the oldest living continuous culture in the world.  

This Blak History Month, we’re celebrating by sharing some of our favourite resources – from things to watch, read and listen, to places to shop and where you can support through donating, here and across social media.

There are numerous organisations doing important and powerful work to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia. We’ve included some wonderful organisations and activists below. Click on the links to learn more about them and consider donating to them to support them in their efforts. We’d also love to know what other organisations, campaigns or movements, we can share and support – please share any additional organisations or campaigns with us. You’ll find us @theequalityinstitute

It’s important to recognise that the work that needs to be done to dismantle white supremacy should not fall solely on the shoulders of the people it oppresses – it’s up to everyone, all of us, to take action and work, every day, to create a better Australia.

It’s also important to acknowledge that we live on stolen lands here in Australia. Sovereignty was never ceded, nor has a treaty been made. If you’d like to learn more about how to be an ally, click here, and to learn more about Blak History Month, visit the website here.  

Djirra

Djirra is a place where culture is shared and celebrated, and where practical support is available to all Aboriginal women and particularly to Aboriginal people who are currently experiencing family violence or have in the past. As most of our contact is with women, the work Djirra does is predominantly designed by and for Aboriginal women.

Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR)

A collective of young Aboriginal people committed to the cause of decolonization and the philosophy of Aboriginal nationalism - resistance and revival.

Koorie Youth Council

The Koorie Youth Council (KYC) is the representative body for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people in Victoria.

Seed Mob

Seed is Australia’s first Indigenous youth climate network. Seed are building a movement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people for climate justice with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Their vision is for a just and sustainable future with strong cultures and communities, powered by renewable energy.

Djap Wurrung Embassy

Sacred birthing trees on Djap Wurrung country need protecting. Over 50 generations have been born on these sites & the birthing trees themselves are 800 years old. Djap Wurrung Embassy are protecting them from Vic Labour Party’s planned highway extension that is set to destroy this dreaming landscape.

The Healing Foundation

A national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation, The Healing Foundation partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions like the forced removal of children from their families. They provide safe environments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to tell their own stories and be in charge of their own healing.

Feminism & Decolonisation

Feminism & Decolonisation is a Facebook page dedicated to educating on and supporting feminism & decolonisation, run by a young indigenous activist. They often share grassroots campaigns that need financial support and offer many opportunities to donate to great causes.