Tag: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

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

Caritas Australia | Ask our next Prime Minister to help build a Fairer World for All

Australia votes on 2nd July. Whoever wins the election, let’s make sure that the first thing they hear is our call for a world where all people live with dignity.   Send us your message now and we’ll deliver it after the election to whoever becomes our new Prime Minister.   “Dear Prime Minister, I… Continue Reading Caritas Australia | Ask our next Prime Minister to help build a Fairer World for All

Sorry Day Commemoration Event – Thursday 26th May 2016

Thursday 26th May 2016, is National Sorry Day, which is a day for remembering the mistreatment of Australian indigenous people who were forcibly removed form their families and communities.   The first Sorry Day was held in 1998, a year after the tabling of the report Bringing Them Home; the result of an inquiry into… Continue Reading Sorry Day Commemoration Event – Thursday 26th May 2016

Week of Prayer for Reconciliation, 27 May to 3 June: Guide for Churches

The Week of Prayer for Reconciliation and National Reconciliation Week (NRW) are held each year between 27 May and 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the Mabo decision.   The NRW Guide for Churches (see below) provides useful information and ideas on… Continue Reading Week of Prayer for Reconciliation, 27 May to 3 June: Guide for Churches

Panel Discussion on “Constitutional Reform” or “Recognition” – 29 June 2016

Clontarf Aboriginal College will be hosting a panel discussion on Wednesday 29 June about “Constitutional Reform” or “Recognition,” and the issues and debate surrounding this topic. The panelists will include lawyer, Tammy Solnec, Maryanne McKay Matagarup from Heirisson Island Camp, and Chris Ellison, a Former Senator and Director of Notre Dame University.   For full… Continue Reading Panel Discussion on “Constitutional Reform” or “Recognition” – 29 June 2016

RECOGNISE – Koori Mail Op Ed: Recognition lets seize the opportunity

The announcement of Patrick Dodson’s move to the Australian Senate for WA is another significant moment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. He is a leader of great integrity and intellect, whose advocacy commands enormous respect. With the potential move of another experienced leader, Linda Burney to the Canberra corridors of power, the number… Continue Reading RECOGNISE – Koori Mail Op Ed: Recognition lets seize the opportunity

Increased Indigenous representation in Parliament welcome | Australian Human Rights Commission

Increased Indigenous representation in Federal Parliament is “a significant step forward for our mob and for the nation”, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, said. “I am delighted by the news that Professor Patrick Dodson will stand for the Senate in Western Australia. I am also thrilled by the prospect… Continue Reading Increased Indigenous representation in Parliament welcome | Australian Human Rights Commission

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Monday 21st March, 2016

“The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is an opportunity to renew our commitment to building a world of justice and equality where xenophobia and bigotry do not exist. We must learn the lessons of history and acknowledge the profound damage caused by racial discrimination.” – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday 21st March is the… Continue Reading International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Monday 21st March, 2016

The Record » PROJECT COMPASSION 2016: Creating new connections to traditional culture – Evangeline’s story

Twenty-five year old Evangeline is a proud young Ramingining woman from the small town of Beswick (Wugularr) in the Northern Territory who, with the support of Caritas Australia, is helping to preserve the art and culture of Aboriginal communities and provide greater meaning for herself and other young local people. As senior Artsworker at the… Continue Reading The Record » PROJECT COMPASSION 2016: Creating new connections to traditional culture – Evangeline’s story

Learn about important issues facing women and girls globally, this International Women’s Day

Today, 8th March 2016, is International Women’s Day (IWD), a “global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,” which has been observed since the early 1900s (IWD website). This day also importantly marks a call for gender parity, which, according to the World Economic Forum in 2015, is not predicted to be achieved… Continue Reading Learn about important issues facing women and girls globally, this International Women’s Day

United Nations: World Day of Social Justice, 20 February 2016

Saturday 20th February 2016 has been declared by the United Nations General Assembly as the World Day of Social Justice. The theme for 2016 is, “A Just Transition – environmentally sustainable economies and societies.”   From the United Nations website:   Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations.… Continue Reading United Nations: World Day of Social Justice, 20 February 2016

Apology anniversary 13 February 2016 – Healing Foundation

The anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations is on February 13 and we are celebrating the strength and courage of our Stolen Generations heroes.   The Apology anniversary theme for 2016 is Heal our Past, Build our Future, Celebrating our Heroes. It highlights the importance of recognising and sharing the experiences of… Continue Reading Apology anniversary 13 February 2016 – Healing Foundation

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