Tag: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

National & Aboriginal Islander Children’s Day_4th August 2018

Aboriginal Children’s Day   National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is the largest national day to celebrate our children National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) is a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to celebrate the strengths and culture of their children. The day is an opportunity… Continue Reading National & Aboriginal Islander Children’s Day_4th August 2018

National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week, 26 May – 3 June 2017

National Sorry Day The 26 May every year marks National Sorry Day, an Australia-wide day to acknowledge and remember the harm done to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were victims of Australian Government policies of forced removal.   Since the early days of European occupation of Australia, Indigenous children were removed from their families… Continue Reading National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week, 26 May – 3 June 2017

National Harmony Day, 21st March

21st March is National Harmony Day in Australia, a nationwide celebration of our country’s cultural diversity, which coincides with the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’, the Day aims to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity and foster… Continue Reading National Harmony Day, 21st March

Aboriginal Catholic Ministry and Centre For Faith Enrichment’s Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program 2017 starts on 25th March

Aboriginal Catholic Ministry and the Centre For Faith Enrichment’s Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program for 2017 is beginning on Saturday 25th March, with the first of four workshops that will be taking place throughout the year.   The program aims to help people in the Perth Catholic faith community understand and engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in… Continue Reading Aboriginal Catholic Ministry and Centre For Faith Enrichment’s Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program 2017 starts on 25th March

The Record » 2016-17 SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT: ‘We who are growing old’ is all of us, says JEDO Director

  By Rachel Curry Despite focusing on the opportunities and challenges posed by our ageing population, the message of the 2016-17 Social Justice Statement is just as relevant for young people as it is for the elderly, according to the Director of the Archdiocese of Perth’s Justice, Ecology and Development Office (JEDO), Carol Mitchell. The… Continue Reading The Record » 2016-17 SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT: ‘We who are growing old’ is all of us, says JEDO Director

Read the Caritas November Newsletter | Caritas Australia and First Australians Joint Statement on Subsidiarity

The Caritas November eNews contains all the latest information on Caritas Australia’s work at home and overseas.   Read the newsletter here, or sign up to receive the newsletter by heading to their website: http://www.caritas.org.au/.   Promoted in the latest newsletter is a joint statement of subsidiarity produced by Caritas Australia and its First Australian partners. The… Continue Reading Read the Caritas November Newsletter | Caritas Australia and First Australians Joint Statement on Subsidiarity

United Nations | International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples | 9 August 2016

  Tuesday 9th August is the International Day of Indigenous People, and this year the theme is “Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Education.”   From the United Nations’ website: This year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is devoted to the right to education.   The right of indigenous peoples to education is protected by… Continue Reading United Nations | International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples | 9 August 2016

Caritas Australia’s Campaign for a Fairer World | Make Your Voice Heard

Now that the federal election is over, Australia has a newly elected Prime Minister and Parliament, and Caritas Australia intends to make sure they know  that Australians want their leaders to help builder a fairer world for all.   Soon, Caritas will be delivering the following message to the Prime Minister: Dear Prime Minister, I care deeply… Continue Reading Caritas Australia’s Campaign for a Fairer World | Make Your Voice Heard

RECOGNISE: 87% of Indigenous Australians say they would vote yes

Support for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continues with 77% of non-indigenous and 87% of Indigenous Australians saying they would vote yes in a referendum if held today.   The findings were released at a Reconciliation South Australia breakfast to celebrate the start of National Reconciliation Week and the 49th anniversary… Continue Reading RECOGNISE: 87% of Indigenous Australians say they would vote yes

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