NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

 

Geelong Gallery Learn – Let’s talk recognition-a children’s art exhibition

Saturday, May 20 2017 at 10.00am until Sunday, July 9 2017 at 5.00pm

With support of the Gallery Educators, students and educators from a wide range of schools and year levels explore the theme of reconciliation through classroom learning, activities and workshops. The resulting artworks—displayed in the Geelong Gallery—will provide students with the opportunity to express their own creative responses to reconciliation and promote respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Presented in association with Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group and the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-Operative. This exhibition and program is sponsored by Strategic Partnership Program—Department of Education and Training.

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Geelong Gallery
Little Malop Street
Geelong
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Geelong Gallery
Gail Frost
(03) 52293645
Learn@geelonggallery.org.au

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Official launch of Pastor Sir Douglas Nicholls and William Cooper’s mural wall.

Tuesday, May 23 2017 at 11.30am

On behalf of the Nicholls and the Cooper family’s wish to invite all communities members to this event. Bobby Nicholls MC , Nathan Lovett Murray , Mr Graham (Cannon) Briggs Didgeridoo Ceremony , Ms Lilly Walker will be singing an opening song and end song, Corey Walker, Smoking Ceremony, Wannik Dances, Mayor of Greater Shepparton City Council Dinny Adem.

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Next to Goulburn Valley Water office
Fryer St
Shepparton

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Shepparton Region Reconciliation Group
Robert H. Nicholls
0434 279 653

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Sorry Day Smoking Ceremony and Flag Raising

Friday, May 26 2017 at 11.30am

You are invited to join us in commemorating National Sorry Day and mark the beginning of National Reconciliation Week. National Sorry Day is an important opportunity to acknowledge members of the Stolen Generations and move towards healing. A Wurundjeri Elder will conduct a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony and we will raise the First Nations flags over our offices.The official Smoking Ceremony and Flag Raising ceremony will conclude with a morning tea held at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space within the Nhalinggu Bagung (Come Gather) Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Art exhibition.

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Hatch Contemporary Arts Space
14 Ivanhoe Parade
Ivanhoe
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Banyule City Council
Banyule City Council
9490 4222
monique.gaskin@banyule.vic.gov.au

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The 1967 Referendum: 50 Years On

Sunday, May 28 2017 at 11:00 AM until Sunday, May 28 2017 at 11:30 AM

On the anniversary of the 1967 referendum, when Australians voted to remove clauses in the Constitution that discriminated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, learn more about importance and legacy of this event. Speaker Judith Ryan, Senior Curator, Indigenous Art, NGV

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Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square, Russell Street Flinders St & Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Melbourne
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National Gallery of Victoria
Cassandra Johnston
programs@ngv.vic.gov.au

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Reconciliation in the Park 2017

Sunday, May 28 2017 at 10.00am until Sunday, May 28 2017 at 3.00pm

'Let's Take The Next Step' is the theme for the annual Reconciliation In The Park free event hosted by the local Aboriginal community and Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group. The 2016 Community HART award winning event, will this year honour the co-founder and Uncle to us all, David Tournier. A tribute to Uncles story telling through music, art, sculpture and dance will be woven through the Park as we take those "Next Steps" towards the future. Come and join Aboriginal and non Aboriginal people as we learn, build friendships and grow our activities for reconciliation in this region.

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Johnstone Park
Railway Terrace,
Geelong, Vic

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Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group
Vicky Grosser
0402932207
geelongonefire@gmail.com

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Reconciliation On The Rooftop

Monday, May 29 2017 at 12.00pm until 2.00pm

Aboriginal Housing Victoria and SNAICC are partnering with Yarra Libraries to deliver Reconciliation on the Rooftop as part of Reconciliation Week at Bargoonga Nganjin. This will include a Welcome to Country, Traditional dancers, a Keynote speaker to speak about the importance of Sorry Day along with speeches from the CEO’s of Aboriginal Housing Victoria and SNAICC.

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Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
182 St Georges Rd
North Fitzroy, VIC 306
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Yarra Libraries
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Film Screening – “Another Country”

Tuesday, May 30 2017 at 6.30pm

Reconciliation Banyule present a screening of “Another Country”. "Narrated by David Gulpilil, This is a film about Ramingining, a remote Indigenous community in north-east Arnhem Land . But, as the title of this film suggests, it is in many ways ‘another country’.” 6.30pm Tuesday 30th May, Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Upstairs via the Nhalinggu Bagung (Come Gather) Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Art exhibition.

Venue

Hatch Contemporary Arts Space
14 Ivanhoe Parade
Ivanhoe

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Banyule City Council
Banyule City Council
9490 4222
Monique.gaskin@banyule.vic.gov.au

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Satellite Boy National Reconciliation Week Film Program

Tuesday, May 30 2017 at 10am until Thursday, March 30 2017 at 12pm

This is a film about tradition, progress and cultural identity. Discover the meaning of country with your students. This free screening of Catriona McKenzie's 2013 film is open to schools and the general public, and includes an introduction to key themes and a resource.

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ACMI
Federation Square
Melbourne
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ACMI
ACMI Education
8663 2441
education@acmi.net.au
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Coranderrk

Thursday, June 1 2017 at 8pm until Saturday, June 3 2017 at 9.30pm

Coranderrk is about what might have been. At a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881, the men and women of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board. Their goal was both simple and revolutionary: to be allowed to continue the brilliant experiment in self-determination they had pioneered on the scrap of country left to them. Coranderrk recreates that Inquiry. This is both great theatre and great history. It revives the voices of all those, black and white, who fought for a better pact between the country’s oldest and newest inhabitants. This special production pays tribute to the resilience and adaptability of a people who rose to the challenge despite the odds, appropriating the power of the written word to make their own voices ring loud and clear. “What Ilbijerri is able to take from this painful history is a story of resistance and of strength. ★★★★” - The Age

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Venue

Drama Theatre
50 Little Malop St
Geelong

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Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Box Office
03 5225 1200

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Closing the Gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education - National Symposium

Friday, June 2 2017 at 9.00am until 7.30pm

La Trobe University’s 50th anniversary celebrations coincides with the 50th anniversary of the May 1967 referendum and so we invite you to a national event on Indigenous higher education. Presentations and Panel Discussions on: 1967 referendum and the impetus it created for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in Higher Education History and Progress in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Higher Education Policy, Practice and Future Directions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Higher Education La Trobe Aboriginal alumni celebrate and evaluate La Trobe's 50 year history of Aboriginal Higher Education Catering will be provided throughout the day and we extend our invitation to join us for a networking session after the public lecture (further catering provided).

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State Library of Victoria - Theatrette
328 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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LaTrobe University
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Mabo National Reconciliation Week Film Program

Friday, June 2 2017 at 10 am until Friday, June 2 2017 at 12pm

Learn more about the historic Mabo decision and the man who fought so hard against the injustice of terra nullius. This free screening of Rachel Perkins' 2012 film is open to schools and the general public, and includes an introduction to key themes and a resource.

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ACMI
Federation Sqaure
Melbourne
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ACMI
ACMI Education
86632441
education@acmi.net.au
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ROCK FOR RECONCILIATION - Narana Unplugged III

Saturday, June 3 2017 at 12.00pm until 5.00pm

Benny Walker, Alice Skye, Nathan Seeckts, Rach Brennan, Lyndon Morgan plus Special Guests The Deadly Dancers Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre invites music lovers to come together and Rock For Reconciliation at this years' Narana Unplugged III event to be held on Saturday 3rd June from 12noon - 5pm at Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, 410 SurfCoast Hwy, Grovedale. In 2017, during National Reconciliation Week (NRW) running 27 May – 3 June, we reflect on two significant anniversaries in Australia’s reconciliation journey – 50 years since the 1967 referendum, and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision. As we commemorate these significant milestones, we ask all Australians to be a part of the next big steps in our nation’s reconciliation journey. The event is part of Narana’s efforts to engage with the local community in new ways and share Narana’s ethos of “Listening & Learning” to a wider audience. As a non-for-profit enterprise Narana continues to support local musicians & create opportunities for positive dialogue and action on issues of National Reconciliation. Narana Unplugged III is an All Ages, Alcohol Free event, offering gig goers exposure to a mix of well-known and up & coming acts performing Live & Stripped back utilising Narana’s unique Boomerang Stage to showcase a diverse range of musical styles & influences. Tickets are just $20 available from Narana’s Retail Shop onsale from 1st May & will also be available on the day with kids under 12 free. The affordable entry price makes it a perfect day out for families. With plenty of open space, visitors are encouraged to pack a picnic rug and camp chairs and immerse themselves in the total Narana Experience.

Admission: $20

Venue

Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre
410 SurfCoast Hwy,
Grovedale

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Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre
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(03)5241 5700
reception@narana.com.au

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Wurundjeri Traditional Games Day

Saturday, June 3 2017 at 10 am until 1 pm

Celebrate Reconciliation Week and join us at ATC Cook Reserve, adjacent to the Ballerrt Mooroop College site, for a day of traditional Aboriginal games and fun for all the family! Games leaders Uncle Bill Nicholson and Mandy Nicholson will guide you through traditional team challenges, such as throwing a wit wit, boomerang or (blunt) spear, playing marngrook (traditional football), tool making and campfire challenges. Cultural prizes will be awarded to the standout teams. The event will commence with a traditional Wurundjeri Welcome and Smoking Ceremony, and will also feature free face painting, didgeridoo, dance and artefacts displays. Venue: ATC Cook Reserve, Glenroy Transport: Bus 546; Jacana Train Station; Car parking available via Ash Court Time: 10 am – 1.00 pm Cost: FREE Bookings: Bookings essential as places are limited Further Information: Please BYO picnic food, picnic rugs/deck chairs Coffee van will be on site for hot & cold drinks Please wear comfortable clothes and runners Suitable for all ages and abilities Site is accessible for assisted wheel chairs and prams

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ATC Cook Reserve
Daley Street
Glenroy
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Moreland City Council
Arts Moreland / Emma Hutchinson
9240 1111
ehutchinson@moreland.vic.gov.au
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