Twitch has expanded its dedicated NAIDOC Week celebrations to span the entire month of July, and will see 22 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creators share their heritage, history, culture, and trademark personalities live on stream.
The third, annual showcase features double the number of First Nations creators and will run alongside national NAIDOC Week celebrations — with this year’s theme being Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
Twitch’s month-long celebration aims to amplify the 22 creators’ voices and increase their visibility amongst a mass audience while spotlighting their livestreams on its ANZ front page and promoting their content across social media.
Charlotte Allingham, 28-year-old Wiradjuri and Ngiyampaa artist and activist behind the brand Coffinbirth, was commissioned to create a piece of artwork for Twitch’s NAIDOC celebration.
Her design calls on the community to support First Nations streamers and sets the creative tone for the month-long celebration.
Lewis Mitchell, APAC content director at Twitch, said: “We’re so excited to be showcasing our First Nations creators for the whole month of July, backed by Charlotte’s incredible artwork.
Supporting diverse voices and growing the wide variety of talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creators is so important to us. Indigenous Australians are some of the oldest storytellers on the planet and we love how the community joins us in celebrating and supporting them all year long on Twitch.”
The featured creators are listed on Twitch’s NAIDOC celebration page and include:
- gonebub, a 25-year-old Apex Legends streamer and First Nations woman representing Gumbaynggirr, Wakka Wakka and Mununjali country.
- twikwon, a proud 25-year-old Wiradjuri man who’s a full-time MMO/variety streamer and a passionate advocate for mental health and disability awareness.
- Rubii Red, a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman who streams under the handle /lifeofrubii and is passionate about art and playing video games, especially Fortnite.
- LightfootRogue, a non-binary Indigenous Australian who loves connecting with their community and streaming entertaining, variety content.
- Lupawolf152, an Indigenous Australian from Waayni and Arrernte country who’s in her early 30s and has found livestreaming to be a creative outlet and created a community of friends.
- DarkChoccyMilk, a 24-year-old Sea of Thieves and Apex Legends streamer from Adelaide.
- Skyegaming, a proud queer, non-binary, gender-fluid, Indigenous streamer who regularly livestreams Valorant and Red Dead Redemption.
- Cuzb0t, a Torres Strait Islander from Western Australia who’s a former professional Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare player turned variety streamer looking to play games and build an online community.
- MaceyMaze, a variety streamer from the New South Wales country who loves all things horror.
- TSavBeast, a performer by day and streamer by night who plays a variety of RPGs and open world survival games, while also streaming an original music performance.
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