Hello you mob!
We would like to inform you of some changes that have been happening behind the scenes lately. Unfortunately as the owner of Indigenous Grapevine since it's beginning, I have to step away due to the changes in my commitments. This decision was not taken lightly, and I am humbled and honoured that Indigenous Grapevine has grown into what it is today. But this is not the end...
I have decided to hand the reigns over to my sister in-law, who is committed to keeping this business open for all of you. She has work with Indigenous Grapevine for the past 4 years in designing and other areas, as we have always been a family run business.
Brenda is a Mandubarra (Mamu), Kalkadoon, Wuthathi, Ngadjonjii and Torres Strait Islander woman connectioned to Waiben (Thursday Island). She is a recognised artist who also owns and operates her other business malu.bajigal and I know that she is a going to give the business the love and commitment it deserves.
It is all of you mob that has made Indigenous Grapevine a success over the years, thank you so much for all of your support. I hope that the support can be continued as the business grows into something even greater!
Indigenous Grapevine is 100% Blak Owned.
We offer a wide range of products including Baby, Kids & Adults clothes for the entire family to wear proudly anytime, anywhere! 🌏 Hand-made Clothing, Jewellery, Home & Living and Phone Accessories are also available.
The majority of our products feature contemporary Artworks handpainted by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Artists and converted to digital for printing but occasionally you will see other designs with some blak humour.
The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2023 is "Be a Voice for Generations".
The theme encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives – where we live, work and socialise.
For the work of generations past, and the benefit of generations future, act today for a more just, equitable and reconciled country for all.
National Reconciliation Week – 27 May to 3 June – is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
Find out more about National Reconciliation Week #NRW2023
Author: Reconciliation Australia
The NAIDOC 2023 theme – "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.
Our loved ones who pick us up in our low moments and celebrate us in our high ones. Who cook us a feed to comfort us and pull us into line, when we need them too.
They guide our generations and pave the way for us to take the paths we can take today. Guidance, not only through generations of advocacy and activism, but in everyday life and how to place ourselves in the world.
We draw strength from their knowledge and experience, in everything from land management, cultural knowledge to justice and human rights. Across multiple sectors like health, education, the arts, politics and everything in between, they have set the many courses we follow.
The struggles of our Elders help to move us forward today. The equality we continue to fight for is found in their fight. Their tenacity and strength has carried the survival of our people.
It is their influence and through their learnings that we must ensure that when it comes to future decision making for our people, there is nothing about us - without us.
We pay our respects to the Elders we’ve lost and to those who continue fighting for us across all our Nations and we pay homage to them.
Write up by https://www.naidoc.org.au/awards/current-theme
History is Black
This collection was started in recognition of the years that First Nations people have been fighting for our rights since 1788.