NAIDOC Week 2018

Poster NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 2018 dates: July 8-15. Hashtag: #NAIDOC2018. The poster was painted by Bigambul woman, Cheryl Moggs, from Goondiwindi. The painting portrays the 2018 theme, Because of her, we can! showing the courage and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres …

NAIDOC

Lingo Card NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC (the National Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee) Week is an Australian observance lasting from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday. Key Links http://www.naidoc.org.au NAIDOC History Poster-gallery Facebook Elsewhere on the Web …

Dhelkunya Dja = Healing Country

Dhelkunya Dja = Healing Country The joint management plan aims to empower the Dja Dja Wurrung community to manage six parks and reserves in central Victoria in co-operation with the state government. Greater Bendigo National Park, Hepburn Regional Park, Kara Kara National Park, Kooyoora State Park, Paddys Ranges State Park and the Wehla Nature Conservation …

Welcome to Country Travel Guide

New Publication Marcia Langton’s book Welcome to Country (May 2018) is a curated guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. Included are insights into Indigenous languages and customs, history, native title, art and dance, storytelling, and cultural awareness and etiquette for visitors. There is also a directory of Indigenous tourism experiences, organized by state …

Indigenous

Buzz: Indigenous Indigenous peoples are ethnic groups native to a land or region, especially before the arrival and intrusion of a foreign and possibly dominating culture. They are a group of people whose members share a cultural identity that has been shaped by their geographical region. Each group of Indigenous people are unique, some following …

Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia

Buzzwords Human occupation of Australia started about 65,000 years ago with successive waves of immigration from south and southeast Asia. Archaeologists continue to revise the date of early settlements. Today Aboriginal Australians conserve the oldest culture in the world. The word ‘aboriginal’ has appeared in the English language since the 17th century and means ‘first or earliest known, indigenous.’ …

Gundijtmara

Indigenous Peoples The Gunditjmara are an Indigenous Australian people of southwestern Victoria. They are the traditional owners of the areas now encompassing Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Woolsthorpe and Portland. Elsewhere on the Web http://www.standard.net.au/story/4701465/new-gunditjmara-ceo-open-to-change Wiki Gunditjmara – Wikipedia Planeta.com Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia Victoria

Makarrata

WOTY 2017 Looking for a 2017 Word of the Year? One of our nominees: makarrata, the coming together after a struggle. From the Uluru Statement: “We call for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution. Makarrata is the culmination of our agenda: the coming together after a struggle. It captures our …

Garma Festival 2017

The 2017 Garma Festival of Traditional Culture takes place August 4-7 and brings together business leaders, international politicians, academics and journalists, to discuss the most pressing issues facing Australia. The event is held annually at the remote Gulkula ceremonial grounds in northeast Arnhem Land. This year the event is scheduled to host a Q&A broadcast. The …

Final Report of the Referendum Council

Australia – The Referendum Council (@ref_council) delivered its Final Report on June 30, 2017. You can download the Final Report in PDF format (4.1MB) here. Foreward Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have long struggled for constitutional recognition. As far back as Yorta Yorta elder William Cooper’s letter to King George VI (1937), the Yirrkala Bark …