The Kullarri NAIDOC Festival has swept through Broome, bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together to celebrate the region’s diverse cultural heritage. The theme of this year’s festival is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!, a statement which calls for commitment from both Indigenous and non-indigenous people to stand up for equity and justice for all. The festival started last Friday with the Reconciliation Walk, a short march through the centre of Broome towards Our Lady Queen of Peace, where the opening ceremony took place. There, the crowd was greeted by traditional owners and treated to special cultural performances by Indigenous dancers. The ceremony closed with a song written in honour of this year’s theme performed by the School Choirs of Broome. The festival will run over the next two weeks and will host visitors at events for sport, dance, music, film and art. Other events include the Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation Open Day, a NAIDOC football match, Kullarri Awards Presentation Night and a Yagarrmabulanyji Jarndunil (women coming together) event at Crab Creek.