Other News and Events 2013
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.
- Vivid Path to the Future at the University of Sydney May 27 - June 3 2014
- Indigenous performers take musical blend of Gaelic folk, Maori music to Glasgow 11th March 2014
- Hostility to John Pilger's film a denial of nation's brutal past. Adam Goodes 3rd March 2014
- Pilbara’s Yaburara People remember one of Australia’s largest massacres 1st March 2014
- Veiled apartheid in the NT: Elders 14th February 2014
- Australia’s Aborigines Launch a Bold Legal Push for Independence may 30 2013
- Voices from the past: songs from dying languages
For the Sake of a Song is published by Sydney University Press. It is a multimedia publication that includes a website and a series of CDs to be released later this year.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Many more events can be found here: http://www.koorimail.com/calendar/