Red Nose celebrates NAIDOC Week 2024

NAIDOC Week falls from 7-14 July. This year’s theme is Keep the Fires Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud.


Red Nose is proud to work alongside First Nation families, health professionals and communities to help keep babies safe and to reduce sudden infant deaths and stillbirth. We are also proud to provide culturally sensitive bereavement support for First Nations families.

NAIDOC week is celebrated not only by First Nations families but by all Australians.

You can learn more about NAIDOC week here.

NAIDOC Week gives us the opportunity to reflect on the improvements made at Red Nose for First Nations Families this year.

  • In February we launched our First Nations Resources at the Koorie Heritage Trust in Melbourne.
    • These resources were created alongside First Nations families and communities to ensure they are culturally safe
    • We also created a dedicated Resources page for our First Nations families, so they are able to access all of our support and education documents in one place.

    First Nations Resources

  • In May we were particularly excited to see our very own Special Projects Officer, Skye Stewart, registered midwife and proud Wergaia and Wemba Wemba woman, awarded with the HESTA Midwife of the Year in the Nursing and Midwifery Awards.
    • Red Nose CEO Keren Ludski said of Skye
    • “Skye has been instrumental in working with healthcare professionals and others who work with First Nations families in ensuring cultural safety and considerations are at the centre of the care they provide to families experiencing baby and child loss,” Keren said.
    • “Skye’s ability to notice gaps in midwife support to First Nations families who have experienced stillbirth or baby loss, and her commitment in helping these families access the best care for them, has been nothing short of exceptional.
    • “We are also so thrilled with the pivotal role Skye and our education team played in bringing to life Red Nose’s First Nations Early Pregnancy Loss brochure, launched earlier this year,” said Keren.

    At Red Nose we are committed to supporting all families and providing a safe cultural space for everyone.

    We offer Yarning with Skye webinar sessions for health professional groups or the Early Childcare sector. Skye shares their knowledge about safe sleeping for bub and safer pregnancy. It’s a safe space to ask questions too.

    Yarning with Skye

    Red Nose is at the Innovate stage of the Reconciliation Action Plan ensuring we are continuously working towards being a culturally inclusive organisation, helping to amplify the voices of our First Nations colleagues.