Other News and Events 2013

University of Sydney events


NEWS

News links listed are sourced from community based groups as well as various institutions and companies. Please feel free to contact us about any upcoming cultural, educational or community based indigenous news.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Events listed are sourced from community based groups as well as various institutions and companies. Please feel free to contact us about any upcoming cultural, educational or community based indigenous events.

  • March 20th 2014
    National Close the Gap Day
    Every year people are encouraged to hold their own event on National Close the Gap Day to raise awareness about the 17-year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Since 2006, the Close the Gap campaign has achieved an enormous amount with community support. In 2013, there were over 900 National Close the Gap Day events around Australia.
    https://www.oxfam.org.au/act/events/national-close-the-gap-day/
  • March 21st 2014
    Harmony Day
    Harmony Day is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. By participating in Harmony Day activities, people can learn and understand how all Australians from diverse backgrounds equally belong to this nation and enrich it.
    http://www.harmony.gov.au/
  • May 26th 2014
    National Sorry Day
    National Sorry Day is a significant day for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and particularly for Stolen Generations survivors. The idea of holding a ‘Sorry Day’ was first mentioned as one of the 54 recommendations of the Bringing them home report, which was tabled in Parliament on 26 May 1997. This report was the result of a two year National Inquiry into the forcible removal of Indigenous children from their families, communities and cultural identity. On 26 May 1998 the first ‘Sorry Day’ was held in Sydney, it is now commemorated across Australia, with many thousands of people participating in memorials and commemorative events, in honour of the Stolen Generations.
    http://www.nsdc.org.au/
  • May 27th 2014
    University of Sydney Event:
    Flag Raising Ceremony and Community BBQ - Reconciliation Week 2014

    Show your support for Reconciliation in Australia at the Reconciliation Week Flag Raising Ceremony and Community BBQ.
    http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/flag-raising-ceremony-and-community-bbq-reconciliaion-week-2014
  • May 27th to June 3rd 2014
    National Reconciliation Week
    National Reconciliation Week is an ideal time for everyone to join the reconciliation conversation and reflect on shared histories, contributions and achievements. It is held annually from 27 May to 3 June and is a time to celebrate and build on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. Preceded by National Sorry Day on 26 May, National Reconciliation Week is framed by two key events in Australia’s history, which provide strong symbols for reconciliation:
    27 May 1967 – the referendum that saw more than 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Australian Government power to make laws for Indigenous people and recognise them in the census.
    3 June 1992 – the Australian High Court delivered the Mabo decision, which recognised that Indigenous people have a special relationship with the land. This paved the way for land rights known as native title. Mabo Day is held 3 June to celebrate the life of Eddie Koiki Mabo.
    http://maboday.com.au/
    https://www.reconciliation.org.au/
  • July 6th to July 13th 2014
    National NAIDOC Week
    NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Activities take place across the nation during NAIDOC Week in the first full week of July. All Australians are encouraged to participate.
    http://www.naidoc.org.au/celebrating-naidoc-week/
  • August 4th 2014
    National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
    National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day (NAICD) is a celebration of Indigenous children and is held on 4 August each year. NAICD was first observed by the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) in 1988. Each year SNAICC produces and sends out resources to help celebrations for NAICD.
    http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=58
  • August 9th 2014
    International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
    The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People (1995 – 2004). In 2004, the Assembly proclaimed a Second International Decade, from 2005 – 2014, with the theme of A decade for action and dignity.
    http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/
  • October 16th 2014
    University of Sydney event:
    Dr Charles Perkins AO 2014 Memorial Oration and Prize

    In 2001, the University of Sydney, in collaboration with the Koori Centre, launched the Dr Charles Perkins AO Annual Memorial Oration. The establishment of the Oration began as a recommendation of the Committee to Review Aboriginal Education at the University of Sydney, of which Dr Perkins was a member.
    The University, in consultation with the Koori Centre, adopted in principle that the University establish an Annual Oration. The University, in consultation with the Koori Centre, believed it would be fitting to name the Oration in honour of the University’s first Indigenous graduate, Dr Charles Perkins AO. The Dr Charles Perkins AO Annual Memorial Oration was established with the full support of the Perkins family and in acknowledgement of Dr Perkins’ tireless dedication to human rights and social justice for Indigenous Australians.
    http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/charles-perkins-oration
  • Many more events can be found here: http://www.koorimail.com/calendar/

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