SORRY DAY AND NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK EVENTS CALENDAR

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Brook Andrew: The Right to Offend is Sacred

Friday, March 3 2017 at 10:00AM until Sunday, June 4 2017 at 5:00 PM

Brook Andrew is an artist of considerable daring and flair whose work often confronts dangerous ideas, or questions conventional readings of the world. His constantly shifting, interdisciplinary practice challenges stereotypical notions of history, identity and race, without apportioning blame or guilt. In re-discovering and re-positioning a complex practice, Brook Andrew: The Right to Offend is Sacred includes many of Andrew’s most memorable works, contextualised in exciting new ways, juxtaposed with formative works that have had very limited exposure. As a map that scopes, records and pinpoints great moments in Andrew’s career, this solo exhibition will also include a new sculptural work, enabling viewers to intuit future directions in the artist’s ever changing practice. These sculptures, like much of Andrew’s work, will draw on the artist’s extensive personal archive and respond to important themes in his practice that issue from and resonate in books, objects, photographs and postcards, newspapers and the media.

Venue

Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square, Russell Street Flinders St & Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Melbourne
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Contact Information

National Gallery of Victoria
Cassandra Johnston
programs@ngv.vic.gov.au

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Roads to Recovery 94.7 The Pulse - Rec in the Park promo #1

Tuesday, May 16 2017 at 11.00am until Tuesday, May 16 2017 at noon

Aboriginal Man Norm Stanley is the organiser for this years Reconciliation In the Park - A Tribute to Uncle David Tournier.

Venue

94.7fm The Pulse
68-70 Lt Ryrie St
Geelong
Event URL

Contact Information

94.7fm The Pulse
Greg McHenry
0407396481
gregmchenry62@gmail.com
Contact URL

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Additional Information

This program will be streamed live, and also Podcast. You can tune in via the website, or pick the Podcast up from - http://947thepulse.com/programs/roads-to-recovery.html

Elements: Three Koorie Artists from Gippsland

Thursday, May 18 2017 at 10am until Saturday, June 17 2017 at 2pm

East Gippsland Art Gallery presents three Koorie artists from Gippsland at different stages in their career. Dr. Aunty Eileen Harrison, Alfie Hudson and Leslie Ritchie Special opening event 5.30pm Friday 19 May 2017 | All welcome

Venue

East Gippsland Art Gallery
2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale
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Contact Information

East Gippsland Art Gallery
Lisa Roberts
0351531988
projects@eastgippslandartgallery.org.au
Contact URL

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Kangaroo Tales - Exhibition

Thursday, May 18 2017 at 10am until Saturday, June 17 2017 at 2pm

East Gippsland Art Gallery presents Kangaroo Tales, a sculpture installation made from both contemporary and traditional materials and techniques, including kangaroo skins, basket grass, perspex, lighting, hot wire burning and upholstery. It is the latest collaborative artwork by East Gippsland artists Frances Harrison, Lennie Hayes, Catherine Larkins and Elaine Terrick. Opening event 5.30pm Friday 19 May | All welcome | FREE Kangaroo Tales is designed to travel with Gunyah, a moveable arts venue designed for the contemporary presentation of Aboriginal arts and culture. Read more www.gunyah.org.au

Venue

East Gippsland Art Gallery
2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale
Event URL

Contact Information

East Gippsland Art Gallery
Lisa Roberts
0351531988
projects@eastgippslandartgallery.org.au
Contact URL

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The Nara Dreaming Exhibition

Saturday, May 20 2017 at 10.00 until Sunday, June 4 2017 at 16.00

The Nara Dreaming Exhibition is the manifestation of an ambition held by a small group of Central Victorian visual and performing artists to bring together a cross-cultural exhibition featuring various mediums including painting, photography, and craft work. Significantly the exhibition runs through Reconciliation Week and that is how we see ourselves “Reconciliation in Action” without the meetings, the lectures, the polarisation – just a group of people who are getting along just fine and working side by side and celebrating this wonderful country that we all call home. The Nara Dreaming Exhibition aims to raise funds for New Horizons Welfare Services (Anglican Diocese of Bendigo) and also has the support of Reconciliation Victoria. We are open on the weekends and will open up on weekdays by arrangement - just give us a call. We also offer Devonshire or Bush Tucker Morning and Afternoon Teas at a cost of $10.00 per head which includes a guided tour of the exhibition. Entry is by donation which will assist New Horizons Welfare Services.

Venue

Bill's Shed
1023 Calder Alt Highway
Lockwood 3551
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The Nara Dreaming Exhibition
Anne Conway
0418579501
naradreaming@impulse.net.au
Contact URL

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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.

Venue

Geelong Gallery
Little Malop Street
Geelong
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Contact Information

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

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Sea of Hands at Preston Library

Monday, May 22 2017 at 10am until Monday, June 5 2017 at 5pm

Visit the Sea of Hands at Preston Library during National Reconciliation Week. Planting a Sea of Hands is an act of recognition – of identities, cultures and history. The first Sea of Hands was held in 1997 in front of Parliament House, Canberra. It was created as a powerful physical representation of the Citizen’s Statement on Native Title. Take a few moments for contemplation in the library courtyard and add your own message of support for reconciliation, rights and respect. Sea of Hands is an ANTaR campaign.

Venue

Preston Library
266 Gower St
Preston
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Contact Information

Darebin Libraries
Kate Griffiths
1300655355

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Roads to Recovery 94.7 The Pulse - Rec in the Park promo #2

Tuesday, May 23 2017 at 11.00am until Tuesday, May 23 2017 at noon

Aboriginal Man Norm Stanley is the organiser for this years Reconciliation In the Park - A Tribute to Uncle David Tournier. He will have a Yarn with Greg about what the event is all about, and he will have his didge with him.

Venue

94.7fm The Pulse
68-70 Lt Ryrie St
Geelong
Event URL

Contact Information

94.7fm The Pulse
Greg McHenry
0407396481
gregmchenry62@gmail.com
Contact URL

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Additional Information

This program will be streamed live, and also Podcast. You can tune in via the website, or pick the Podcast up from - http://947thepulse.com/programs/roads-to-recovery.html

Bendigo Indigenous Film Festival

Tuesday, May 23 2017 at . until Friday, June 2 2017

To coincide with Reconciliation Week 2017, Bendigo’s first ever Indigenous Film Festival will showcase a range of films created by, starring and telling stories about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia. Movies include Ella, Zach's Ceremony, Bran Nue Dae, Another Country, Utopia, Mad Bastards, Charlie's Country.

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Joan Whitehead
0409 103 350

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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. This to be followed by discussion panel on the extraordinary lives of Sir Doug Nicholls and William Cooper in Room 101A Latrobe University from 1.15pm to 3pm.

Venue

Next to Goulburn Valley Water office
Fryer St
Shepparton

Contact Information

Shepparton Region Reconciliation Group
Robert H. Nicholls
0434 279 653

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Billabong Dreaming - Youth Art for Reconciliation

Wednesday, May 24 2017 at 12.00pm until Sunday, June 11 2017 at 4.00pm

An exhibition of art work by school students in the City of Monash celebrating Reconciliation and NAIDOC 2017. Opening ceremony Saturday 27 May at 2.00pm. Open Wednesday - Sunday 12.00pm - 4.00pm.

Venue

The Highway Gallery
14 The Highway
Mt Waverley

Contact Information

Monash Reconciliation Group
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98077261

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Manningham National Reconciliation Week Exhibition

Wednesday, May 24 2017 at 11.00am until Saturday, June 24 2017 at 5.00pm

Exploring diverse themes from identity to postcolonial theory, feminism to street culture, Manningham Art Gallery’s annual National Reconciliation Week Exhibition proudly showcases the unique voices of contemporary Indigenous artists from across Victoria. Since 2005, it has brought to Manningham work by some of Victoria’s most inspiring and accomplished Indigenous artists including Elizabeth Liddle, Bindi Cole, Josh Muir, Peter Waples-Crowe and Reko Rennie. It has also provided support for the careers of emerging Indigenous artists and contributed significantly to developing Manningham City Council’s collection of work by contemporary Victorian artists.

Venue

Manningham Art Gallery
687 Doncaster Road
Doncaster
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Contact Information

Manningham City Council
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(03) 9840 9333

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Melton Koorie Art Display

Thursday, May 25 2017 at 9am until Monday, July 10 2017 at 5pm

A collection of artworks by Victorian community artists, celebrating Australia’s Indigenous heritage. This display runs over important significant dates of Sorry Day, Reconciliation and NAIDOC Weeks. Hours for the Melton Library & Learning Hub are as follows: Mon – Thurs 9am – 8.30pm; Fri 9am – 5.30pm; Sat 10am – 4pm; Sun 1pm – 4pm For more information, contact Sally Atkinson on email sallya@melton.vic.gov.au or 9747 5285.

Venue

Melton Library & Learning Hub
31 McKenzie Street
Melton

Contact Information

Melton City Council
Sally Atkinson
9747 5285
sallya@melton.vic.gov.au
Contact URL

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Gumbadik (Soft Tree Fern) Exhibition

Thursday, May 25 2017 at 5.00pm until 6.30pm

You are invited to join our artists, Directors and members at Baluk Art's Book Launch and Exhibition of Gumbadik (Soft Tree Fern) at the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) during Reconciliation Week 2017. Join us in celebrating their beautiful suite of photographic works incorporating a diverse range of their Indigenous languages that reflect on one of the last original natural environments of the Mornington Peninsula, Endeavour Fern Gully in Red Hill which is managed by the National Trust (Victoria).

Venue

Tasma Gallery, National Trust of Victoria
6 Parliament Place
East Melbourne

Contact Information

BALUK ARTS
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03 5975 5000
info@balukarts.org.au
Contact URL

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Additional Information

EXHIBITION runs from 9th May - 3rd June, 2017 BOOK LAUNCH - 25th May 5 - 6.30pm ARTIST TALK with Dominic Bramall-White - 26th May 12.15-1pm

Mount Alexander Reconciliation Week activities

Thursday, May 25 2017 at . until Sunday, June 4 2017

More than ten community events will be held from Thursday 25 May to Sunday 4 June. The program of events includes a free screening of the films The Fair Go: Winning the 1957 Referendum and Mabo: A story of love, passion and justice. There will also be a Reconciliation Exhibition at the Market Building, a panel discussion and the launch of the Reconciliation Stone at the Civic Centre.

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Various
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Castlemaine
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Contact Information

Mount Alexander Shire Council
Kath Coff
0432 656 007 or 5471 1700

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Additional Information

Copies of the program are available at various locations across the shire including the Civic Centre, Castlemaine District and Community Health, Castlemaine and Maldon Visitor Information Centres and Castlemaine Library.

Melton Koorie Art Display

Thursday, May 25 2017 at 6.30pm until 9.00pm

Join us for the official Koorie Art Display Opening Night. Nibbles and Mocktails provided. This display celebrates our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, covering important significant dates of Sorry Day, Reconciliation and NAIDOC Weeks.

Venue

Melton Library & Learning Hub
31 McKenzie Street
Melton

Contact Information

City of Melton
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9747 7200
artsandculture@melton.vic.gov.au

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Tuesday, May 23 2017
Sally Atkinson
9747 5285
sallya@melton.vic.gov.au

Additional Information

Exhibition dates: 25 MAY - 10 JULY 2017

Gnarrwirring Ngitj Lecture - Sovereign Hill

Friday, May 26 2017 at 5.15pm until Friday, May 26 2017 at 7.00pm

On National Sorry Day, Sovereign Hill will host Federation University’s Dr. Janice Newton to present the Gnarrwirring Ngitj Lecture in the outdoor museum’s Victoria Theatre as part of the Gnarrwirring Ngitj/Learning Together Festival 2017. Dr. Newton's talk, entitled ‘Knowing and Naming Mullawallah’, will consider the context for Victorian Aboriginal people between 1835 and 1896, some details about Mullawallah, the last King Billy of Ballarat gleaned from first hand reports, the issue and significance of his various names, and the conflict over the attempt to use his name for a new Ballarat suburb. Tickets are free, but must be booked to reserve a seat at this popular event.

Venue

Victoria Theatre, Sovereign Hill
Bradshaw St
Ballarat
Event URL

Contact Information

The Sovereign Hill Museums Association
Alice Barnes
53371138
abarnes@sovereignhill.com.au
Contact URL

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Friday, May 26 2017
Alice Barnes
53371138
abarnes@sovereignhill.com.au

The Gnarrwirring Ngitj Festival - Sovereign Hill

Friday, May 26 2017 at 9am until Saturday, June 3 2017 at 7pm

The Gnarrwirring Ngitj Festival, which means 'learning together' in Wadawurrung language, provides people in the Ballarat region the opportunity to learn more about local Aboriginal history and living culture. The Sovereign Hill Museums Association and its partner the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation (trading as Wadawurrung) is very pleased to be presenting the Gnarrwirring Ngitj Festival for a second year. This year's festival will feature a range of free and costed events and activities, including Wadawurrung dance education sessions on a sand stage. Highlights include the Gourmet Wadawurrung Dinner, GoldBar @ The Gold Museum, and the festival finale, the Wadawurrung Corroboree, which will be performed on 3 June by firelight. Check out the full festival program here: http://www.sovereignhill.com.au/visit/what-s-on/gnarrwirring-ngitj-festival/

Admission: From $0 to $80 | Concession:

Venue

Sovereign Hill
Bradshaw St
Ballarat
Event URL

Contact Information

The Sovereign Hill Museums Association
Alice Barnes
53371138
abarnes@sovereignhill.com.au
Contact URL

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Symbolic walk & partnership yarns - Portland

Friday, May 26 2017 at 10.30am until Friday, May 26 2017 at 1.00pm

A special event to celebrate and reflect on this year’s theme of National Reconciliation Week ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’; the community is invited join Hiliary Saunders and other Aboriginal Elders in a symbolic walk across the Reg Saunder’s bridge (named after Hilary’s father who was the first Aboriginal Australian to be commissioned as an Australian Army officer). The walk flows into the Civic Hall for performances, presentations and lunch.

Venue

Civic Hall
Bentinck St
Portland
Event URL

Contact Information

Glenelg Shire Council
Elly Murrell
0466 532 722
emurrell@glenelg.vic.gov.au
Contact URL

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Monday, May 22 2017
Elly Murrell
0466 532 722
emurrell@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Additional Information

The walk leaves from Portland Secondary College carpark at 10:30am.

Narrawong reconciliation gathering

Friday, May 26 2017 at 4.00pm until Friday, May 26 2017 at 9.00pm

A relaxed family friendly event featuring local music, art and fine food.

Admission: $5

Venue

Narrawong Mechanics Hall
Princess H'way
Narrawong
Event URL

Contact Information

Narrawong Kang-O-Meerteek
Deb Saunders
0410745770
ds.swamp@hotkey.net.au
Contact URL

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RSVP Date: Monday, May 22 2017
Deb Saunders
0410745770
ds.swamp@hotkey.net.au

National Sorry Day Lunch - South Melbourne

Friday, May 26 2017 at 12.30pm until 2.30pm

Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation Invite you to a lunch to commemorate National Sorry Day. Welcome to Country, Master of Ceremonies - Dennis Fisher, aka Den the Fish, Entertainment - James Henry, multi-talented singer/songwriter, composer, musical director. Lunch & refreshments provided. Gold coin donation appreciated. All welcome.

Venue

South Melbourne Community Centre
cnr Ferrars Place and Park St
South Melbourne

Contact Information

Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation
Rosemnary Rule
9699 8804
rosemary.rule@gmail.com

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Saturday, May 20 2017
Rosemary Rule
9699 8804

Hume IFVRAG Women’s luncheon - Wallan

Friday, May 26 2017 at 11.00am until 2.00pm

You are warmly invited to attend a women’s luncheon to yarn in a culturally safe and welcoming surrounds about the effects of family violence. On the you can engage with a range of services as well as health and beauty activities and be entertained by cultural performances. This event is supported by our local Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group, with the funds provided by the Victorian Government Indigenous Family Violence Initiatives Fund. A buffet lunch will be provided on the day

Venue

The Multipurpose Centre
42 Bentnick St
Wallan

Contact Information

Hume IFVRAG
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RSVP Date: Wednesday, May 17 2017
Alice Solomon
0472 529 736

Additional Information

Limited transport is available on the day with pick up locations at Seymour, Broadford and Kilmore. If you require transport please contact Rebecca on 0459 802 873 In acknowledgement of National Sorry Day you can show your support by wearing something purple, lavender, lilac and/or white, to represent the colours of the day; but don’t stress we’ll have purple ribbon pins on the day.

Knox Sorry Day Flag Raising Ceremony

Friday, May 26 2017 at 10:30am until Friday, May 26 2017 at 11:30am

Please join us for the raising of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags in recognition of Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week. There will also be a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony, followed by morning tea. If you require assistance with access, please let us know.

Venue

Knox Civic Centre
511 Burwood Highway
Wantirna South
Event URL

Contact Information

Knox City Council
Customer Service
03 9298 8000

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Maroondah National Sorry Day 2017

Friday, May 26 2017 at 9.30am until 11.30am

In recognition of National Sorry Day 2017 and National Reconciliation Week, Maroondah City Council and Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place invite the community to this event including - Welcome to country by Wurundjeri elder Aunty Georgia Nicholson and smoking ceremony by Jesse Gardiner. Acknowledgment of country by local elder Aunty Irene Norman. A performance by award-winning singer/songwriter Kutcha Edwards with the Mullum Mullum Choir.

Venue

Maroondah Federation Estate
32 Greenwood Avenue
Ringwood
Event URL

Contact Information

Maroondah Federation Estate
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(03) 92984545

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City of Whittlesea Sorry Day Ceremony - South Morang

Friday, May 26 2017 at 10.00am until 1.00pm

• Welcome to Country • Guest speakers: Koorie Youth Council Panel of experts • Sorry Walk • Artworks and stories created by local schools and groups

Venue

City of Whittlesea - The Great Hall
25 Ferres Boulevard
South Morang

Contact Information

Aboriginal Liaison Coordinator
Donna Wright
92172174
aboriginalofficer@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

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Castlemaine Sorry Day ceremony

Friday, May 26 2017 at 10.00am

National Sorry Day is recognised on Friday the 26th of May and is now a significant date, not only for the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, but for all Australians.   This year’s Sorry Day ceremony will take place at the Castlemaine Police Station commencing at 10AM.   On behalf of Victoria Police I would like to extend a warm welcome to you for your attendance on this day. Following the ceremony morning tea will be provided.   I hope that you can join me in recognising this day in our efforts towards reconciliation.  

Venue

Castlemaine Police Station
32 Templeton Street
Castlemaine

Contact Information

Castlemaine Police
Pete Carey
(03) 5470 4100

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Mullum Mullum Reconciliation Week Trivia Night

Friday, May 26 2017 at 6.00pm until 10.15pm

All donations received will go directly to the Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place Building Fund. Prizes for Winning Team - Silent Auctions - Games - Entertainment. BYO FOOD and DRINKS (includes Alcohol) Tea and Coffee provided through out the night.

Admission: $20

Venue

Central Ringwood Community Centre
Bedford Road
Ringwood
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Contact Information

Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place (MMIGP)
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9725 2166
mmigp@mmigp.com.au
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Additional Information

A suggested donation of $20 per person or $160 per table of eight can be made Credit Card donations may be made direct via our website See : http://www.mmigp.org.au/donations-for-a-purpose or hit the donation button on our website www.mmigp.org.au (a donation receipt will be issued automatically and is tax deductible, tickets will be sent out once payment has cleared)

Sorry Day 2017 Commemoration - Shepparton

Friday, May 26 2017 at 11.45am until 2.45pm

10.15am Gather Monash Park Rose Garden (next to Senior Citizens Clubrooms) 10.30 – 11.15am Sorry Day Commemoration 11.15 – 11.45am Commemorative Walk along Fryers St to the murals of Uncle Doug Nicholls and Uncle William Cooper 11.45am La Trobe University commemoration 12.15pm A light lunch will be provided at LaTrobe

Venue

La Trobe University
210 Fryers Street
Shepparton
Event URL

Contact Information

Shepparton Regional Reconciliation Group & La Trobe University
Bobby
0434 279 653

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Monday, May 22 2017
Dierdre
5821 6600

CORANDERRK - Ilbijerri Theatre Company

Friday, May 26 2017 at Check with Venue until Saturday, June 3 2017

In the neglected storehouse of Australian history, this is one of the definitive stories. 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 for themselves on the scrap of country left to them. CORANDERRK recreates the Inquiry. This is both great theatre and great history. It revives the voices of all those, black and white, who fought for a better compact between the country’s oldest and newest inhabitants – three dozen of them from 132 years ago, speaking for themselves, directly to us, as though the question at hand remains unanswered today.

Admission: Check with venue

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Contact Information

Ilbijerri Theatre Company
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03 9329 9097
info@ilbijerri.com.au

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23 May 2017 – Drama Theatre, Monash University Academy of Performing Arts, Clayton Book Now 24 May 2017 – Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds Book Now 26 to 27 May 2017 – Footscray Community Arts Centre Book Now 30 May 2017 – Kyneton Town Hall Book Now 1 to 3 June 2017 – Geelong Performing Arts Centre Book Now

National Sorry Day - Honouring the Stolen Generations - South Morang

Friday, May 26 2017 at 10am until Friday, May 26 2017 at 1pm

On the 20th anniversary of the Bringing Them Home Report, today we join together as a community to pay our respects to all members of the Stolen Generations and all Aboriginal people. The City of Whittlesea's National Sorry Day event is shaped by the legacy and words of the late Uncle Reg Blow Gureng Gureng Elder. 'recognising, remembering and acknowledging are needed to restore respect and dignity'.

Venue

Great Hall
25 Ferres Boulevard
South Morang

Contact Information

City of Whittlesea
Donna Wright
03 9217 2159
aboriginalofficer@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Thursday, May 25 2017
Elizabeth Walsh
03 9 217 2174
Elizabeth.Walsh@whittlsea.vic.gov.au

Additional Information

Program includes Welcome to Country, Mayoral speech, Koorie Youth Council, Reconciliation Fire Ceremony and screening of short films - 'How Bunjil made man' and 'How the platypus was made' - Flag lowered to half mast.

National Sorry Day/ National Day of Healing - Phillip Island

Friday, May 26 2017 at 10.00am until 12.30pm

Nobbies Centre • Morning tea and yarns

Venue

Nobbies Centre
1320 Ventnor Rd
Summerlands

Contact Information

Phillip Island Nature Parks
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03 5951 2800
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Nillumbik Reconciliation Week Flag Raising Ceremony - Greensborough

Friday, May 26 2017 at 10.00am until Friday, May 26 2017 at 11.00am

The Nillumbik Reconciliation Group and Nillumbik Shire Council will be holding the annual Flag Raising ceremony at the Shire Offices in Civic Drive Greensborough at 10am on Friday 26 May 2017. • A Wurundjeri Elder will give a Welcome to Country. • Brent Watkins will play didgeridoo and do Reconciliation Hiphop dances. • Local schools are selected to speak about Reconciliation and why it matters. • After raising the flags there will be a morning tea in the Council Chamber.

Venue

Nillumbik Shire Offices
Civic Drive
Greensborough

Contact Information

Nillumbik Shire Council/Nillumbik Reconciliation Group
Rachel Deans
03 9433 3310
Rachel.Deans@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Friday, May 19 2017
Rachel Deans
03 9433 3310
community@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

Sorry Day Rally, Smoking Ceremony and Healing Circle - Melbourne

Friday, May 26 2017 at 4pm until 6pm

Rally with speakers on the steps of Parliament House (4 - 4.30pm) White flowers to be placed on the steps of Parliament House and White balloons to be set free by the Stolen Generations and their families. Please feel free to bring your own white flowers to place on the step. 5pm – Smoking Ceremony and Healing Circle at Parliament Gardens, Spring St, Melbourne The water fountain at Parliament Gardens and Melbourne Town Hall will also be lit up in purple, the national colour for the Stolen Generations.

Venue

Parliament House
Spring St
Melbourne
Event URL

Contact Information

Link Up Victoria and Connecting Home
Bev Murray (Link Up)/Lisa Zammit (Connecting Home)
9480 7371 / 9679 0777

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Additional Information

The organisers have asked that if you take a photo of yourself at the events or in front of the fountain or Town Hall that you upload it to social media with 'Honouring the Stolen Generations #SorryDay2017

National Sorry Day 2017 - Aborigines Advancement League - Thornbury

Friday, May 26 2017 at 10.30am until 3pm

Every Aboriginal family in Australia today has been affected by past government policies that sought to assimilate Aboriginal peoples and destroy their cultures and National Sorry Day is a time for us to come together to acknowledge the devastation caused to our families, communities and clans; to remember the Stolen Generations who have passed onto the Dreaming and to pay tribute to all the Stolen Generations across the nation who still survive today. The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service invites you to join then to acknowledge National Sorry Day and ensure that this day does not go unnoticed, that this day continues to be a day of significance for everyone! 10.30am to 3pm – Speakers, Entertainment (Lunch will be provided for Community members)

Venue

Aborigines Advancement League
2 Watt Street
Thornbury
Event URL

Contact Information

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
Daria Atkinson
9403 3315

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Additional Information

3pm – Bus departs from AAL for Parliament House for the Rally, Smoking Ceremony and Healing Circle

Morwell Sorry Day Ceremony

Friday, May 26 2017 at 12.00pm until 2.00pm

The SEWB team would like to invite you to come and help us acknowledge Sorry Day. Smoking Ceremony/Welcome to country - Dreamtime Dance Troupe performances - Guest Speakers - Activities - Lunch and refreshments available.

Venue

Kommall Hall
Hourigan Rd
Morewell

Contact Information

SEWB
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2017 Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles

Friday, May 26 2017 at . until Sunday, May 28 2017

Surfing Victoria and partners, will again be hosting the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles. Opening Ceremony will be at Narana Aboriginal Cultural on Thursday 25th May at 6:30pm. The event will run from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th May 2016 at Bells Beach Victoria. 2016 was the fifth year after the rebirth in 2012. The 2016 event was a massive success with the inclusion of a broadcast on free to air TV. The event will continue to build on this success to create a bigger and more prestigious event in 2017. The three day event will showcase the top 32 Indigenous open males, the top 16 masters men and the top 8 open women from across Australia. The event will crown an Australian Indigenous Champion in all three divisions. For the fourth consecutive year the event will be held at the iconic surfing location, Bells Beach at the start of the world famous Great Ocean Road.

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Bells Beach
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Surfing Victoria
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03 5261 2907

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Sorry Day Smoking Ceremony and Flag Raising - Ivanhoe

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.

Venue

Hatch Contemporary Arts Space
14 Ivanhoe Parade
Ivanhoe
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Contact Information

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

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Nu Day 2008 - CD launch - South Melbourne

Saturday, May 27 2017 at 4:00PM

In 2008, Australian composer Dindy Vaughan was inspired to write a twelve movement work for solo piano reflecting the emotional journey of the Aboriginal people throughout history, and looking forward to a future that honours their rich and traumatic heritage. On May 27th at 4:00PM the CD recording of this work will be officially launched at ANAM, with a performance by the recording artist, David Laughton. TICKET PRICE INCLUDES A COPY OF THE CD.

Admission: $30 (includes CD)

Venue

Australian National Academy of Music
South Melbourne Town Hall, 210 Bank St, South Melbourne, 3205
South Melbourne
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Contact Information

Gallery Without Walls
David Laughton
0476289555
dlaughton66@outlook.com
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RSVP Date: Saturday, May 27 2017
David Laughton
0476289555
dlaughton66@outlook.com

WE | HERE | NOW: Fed Square

Saturday, May 27 2017 at Any until Saturday, June 3 2017

To celebrate Reconciliation Week in Federation Square, the Big Screen will feature a curated program of films, documentaries, animations and archival footage honouring Indigenous Australians and their experiences, past and present. Program Includes: The Mulka Project: Baywara Manda - a story created by Yolngu and for Yolngu - telling a true story of once-upon-a-time proportions from remote Yirrkala in Arnhem Land. Randjupi Mununggurr’s short film is animated with country, on country. Dust Echoes: A series of twelve beautifully animated Dreamtime stories from Central Arnhem Land, telling stories of love, loyalty, duty to country and Aboriginal custom and law. The screenings will run continuously every day and night throughout the week.

Venue

The Square
Fed Square
Melbourne
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Contact Information

Jennifer Barry
Manager, Public Programs, Fed Square
96551981
jennifer.barry@fedsquare.com.au

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Remembering the Empty Coolamons - Fed Square

Saturday, May 27 2017 at 10.00am until 5.00pm

The Bringing Them Home Report addressed the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families and communities; it acknowledged that Indigenous children had been separated from the early days of European occupation of Australia, through to the late 1970s. Remembering the Empty Coolamons affords the opportunity for all people, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to come together and acknowledge the trans-generational trauma and loss of the Stolen Generations; for the children, their families and their communities. The coolamon is a wooden vessel used throughout Australia by Aboriginal men and women to collect fruit, nuts and grain. Often etched with intricate and culturally significant markings, coolamons are used to cradle newborn babies. In this context, the coolamon, empty of baby, stands in witness to the trans-generational pain of loss suffered by the Stolen Generations of Australia. A live art piece with Yamatji artist Robyne Latham, you are invited to create a clay coolamon that will be hand-decorated and placed within a sacred circle. This sacred circle will then remain in place as a silent reminder of the coolamons that laid empty throughout the years.

Venue

The Atrium
Fed Square
Melbourne
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Contact Information

Jennifer Barry
Manager, Public Programs, Fed Square
96551981
jennifer.barry@fedsquare.com.au

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Three workshops will run for two hours between 10am and 5pm.

Australian Mediatheque - Reconciliation, Referendum and Mabo - Fed Square

Saturday, May 27 2017 at 12.00pm until Saturday, June 3 2017 at 5.00pm

A significant week for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians with the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, Reconciliation Week and the anniversary of the Mabo decision all occuring within the week. The Australian Mediatheque at ACMI presents a program of documentaries that are thought provoking and celebratory: Mabo: The Life of an Island Man, This Day Tonight: The 1967 Referendum, BabaKiueria, Ningla A-Na [long version], The Real Australians. Gulpilil: Man of Two Worlds, Two Laws, The Fair go: winning the 1967 referendum, Forgotten people, Land Bilong Islanders, Lousy little sixpence.

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ACMI
Fed Square
Melbourne
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Historic Flag Raising at Federation Square

Saturday, May 27 2017 at 1.00pm

In Reconciliation Week 2017, as we commemorate the 1967 Referendum and the Mabo Decision, we take pride in recognising and celebrating the significant contributions and achievements of our country’s First Nations Peoples. The inaugural WE | HERE | NOW program commences with the first permanent raising of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags at Federation Square, acknowledging our commitment to maintaining strong relationships with our Indigenous communities. To celebrate this historic occasion, we are proudly joined by Gail Mabo, daughter of Eddie Mabo, our local Aboriginal Elders, and the Hon Natalie Hutchins MP, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, to honour Australia’s First Nations peoples.

Venue

The Square
Federation Square
Melbourne
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Contact Information

Jennifer Barry
Manager, Public Programs, Fed Square
96551981
jennifer.barry@fedsqaure.com.au

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The Long Walk - We Walk Together 2017- Federation square

Saturday, May 27 2017 at 1.00pm until 4.30pm

Join Michael Long for “We Walk Together 2017” on Saturday 27th May at Federation Square in Melbourne. Get there early, as we will be holding a Welcome to Country, followed by a Flag Raising Ceremony from 1pm. You’ll then be entertained by some of Australia’s best Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander talent including our MC Joe Williams, Casey Donovan, Indigenous Hip Hop Projects, Soul Singers and Jayden Reid, along with plenty of sporting and cultural activations. Some of Melbourne’s delicious food trucks will also be there. Of course this will all lead to the Walk to the MCG lead by Michael Long, where Essendon will take on Richmond in the traditional Dreamtime at the ‘G game – now an iconic fixture on the AFL calendar. Those who purchase The Long Walk package will be given the amazing opportunity to walk onto the MCG arena with Michael Long before the game, a memory to truly cherish! In 2017 we have created a range of packages to give more people the opportunity to support The Long Walk to empower and develop Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people. Join us to celebrate the beautiful culture and amazing talent of Australia’s First Nations peoples.

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The Square
Fed Square
Melbourne
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Hope Street and Kirrip Aboriginal Community House Community Day

Saturday, May 27 2017 at 9.30am until Saturday, May 27 2017 at 12.30pm

Bringing together community to celebrate Reconciliation Week. Firstly, there will a flag raising ceremony and speeches at Melton Hope Street, then a community BBQ at Kirrip House. All welcome. Hope Street Youth and Family Services, Coburns Road (opposite Melton Waves Pool), Melton and Kirrip House, 26 Exford Street, Melton South For more information, contact Peter Webster on email peterw@melton.vic.gov.au or 0429 612 027.

Venue

Hope Street Youth and Family Services
Coburns Road opp Melton Waves Pool
Melton
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Contact Information

Hope Street and Kirrip Aboriginal Community House Community Day
Peter Webster
0429 612 027
peterw@melton.vic.gov.au
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Indigenous Community Stories - Nathalia

Saturday, May 27 2017 at 7.00pm

A Screening and artist talk featuring Western Australian Indigenous film-maker. Welcome to country by Sharon Atkinson, Kaiela Institute and Eric Brown, Kaiela Arts including and exhibition by local Indigenous artists.

Admission: $15

Venue

The G.R.A.I.N Store
24 Blake St
Nathalia
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The G.R.A.I.N Store
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0403 756 571
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Tickets Pre-Sales $12/Members $8.

Calling all kids! Point Lonsdale

Saturday, May 27 2017 at 2.00pm until 4.00pm

Boomerang making and painting • Didgeridoo playing and lessons • Face painting in ochre Let’s celebrate our unique Australian Aboriginal culture, the oldest in the world.

Venue

Point Lonsdale Primary School Hall
22 Bowen Rd
Point Lonsdale

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Aboriginal Walking Tours - Melbourne

Saturday, May 27 2017 at 10.30 until Saturday, June 3 2017 at 12.30

Join Dean Stewart on the Aboriginal Yarra River tour, 'Walkin Country, Walkin Birrarung' - a cultural experience for all to enjoy. As tour leader, Dean Stewart, says: 'The journey of knowledge begins under the totem poles at Enterprize Park'. Here marks the spot where the first settlers upon the good ship Enterprize went ashore to establish a settlement on 30 August 1835. From here, be taken on a voyage through time. The power of the Aboriginal Yarra River Walk lies in Dean’s ability to connect the past to the present. Participants briefly step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and imagine the sites and sounds of Melbourne as it was before colonisation. Through engaging storytelling, the audience looks through the eyes of the Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung people to experience life following the arrival of the first white settlers. Dean’s aim is to use the audiences’ own backyard to build a deeper understanding of the region they occupy. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL!

Venue

Enterprize Park
469-503 Flinders Street
Melbourne

Contact Information

City of Melbourne
Dean Stewart
0421 323 656
ATAEM@optusnet.com.au

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Dean Stewart
0421 323 656
ATAEM@optusnet.com.au

Basket Weaving Workshop - Southbank

Saturday, May 27 2017 at 12.00 until Saturday, May 27 2017 at 4.00

Learn the ancient craft of twined basketry, including how to harvest and prepare leaves, vines and grasses for weaving, and what traditional techniques to use in this hands-on workshop. Adrienne Kneebone spent 12 years in the Northern Territory mastering the craft of weaving as well as working extensively with women from Western Arhnem land. She has a lot of skill, knowledge and storytelling to share and finds enjoyment in the atmosphere of a weaving group. Her skills range from basket twining, to native grass cobbling through to bush toy making. Her classes are light-hearted and enjoyable as she draws the creative spirit from people.

Venue

Boyd Community Hub
207 City Road
Southbank

Contact Information

City of Melbourne
Nadine Ford

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RSVP Date: Saturday, May 27 2017
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BOOKING ESSENTIAL: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/basket-weaving-boyd-tickets-33805596449

Indigenous Round - Kilcunda Bass FNC v Bunyip

Saturday, May 27 2017 at 1.00pm

Kilcunda Bass are kicking off the #IndigenousRound2017 in Gippsland this weekend. If you are around the area, head over to see a great day of celebration! Smoking ceremony and welcome to country before the Senior game

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Bass Recreation Reserve
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Kilcunda Bass FNC
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Ganbu Yalingbu. Ngulu-Bulok Exhibition

Saturday, May 27 2017 at . until Sunday, November 5 2017

With the biggest ‘yes’ vote in Australian history, the 1967 Referendum represented a beacon of hope for race relations.  Bunjilaka has invited local Koorie artists to respond to the occasion through paintings, digital collages and video installations.  The exhibition will also feature historic and contemporary footage reflecting on this period of change. Artists featured include: Nathan Patterson Leonie Solomon-Green Judith Young Richard Young Hayley Millar-Baker Arika Waulu Josh Muir

Admission: $14 | Concession:

Venue

Melbourne Museum
Nicholson St
Carlton
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Melbourne Museum
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Multi-Faith Reconciliation Celebration - East Melbourne Synagogue

Saturday, May 27 2017 at 11am until Saturday, May 27 2017 at 1pm

Orthodox Sabbath prayers for those of any faith who wish to acknowledge our Aboriginal brothers and sisters on this special 50th Anniversary. Followed by Kiddush (refreshments) Rabbi Dovid Gutnick will recite a blessing and will then lead us all in exploring: "What inspires you to make a difference for the world – and especially today for the Aboriginal community...?" A Christian, a Muslim and a Jew, Father Bob Maguire AM RFD, Imam Mohsin Mohammed and Alex Kats will lead the discussions, and we will also be joined by several other Aboriginal and Faith leaders for this exciting event on this historic day in this historic venue. NB – please note that cameras, phones, pens, money etc are NOT to be used in honour of the holy Shabbat - thank you. Proceedings will conclude across the street at the statues of Sir Doug & Lady Gladys Nicholls at close to 1pm.

Venue

East Melbourne Synagogue
488 Albert street, East Melbourne
East Melbourne

Contact Information

Catalyst Enterprises
Abe
abe@catalyst.melbourne

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Abe
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Narmbool Walk - Elaine

Sunday, May 28 2017 at 1pm until Sunday, May 28 2017 at 3pm

Come for a guided tour of the Sovereign Hill Museums Association's historic pastoral property Narmbool, situated just 30mins from Ballarat, to learn about some exciting archaeological finds which deepen our understanding of Wadawurrung land use, cultural practices and economy. Learn about the pre-contact history of this beautiful part of Victoria during a 3-4kms walk past landscape features, bush foods and medicines used by the Wadawurrung people for thousands of years.

Admission: $30 | Concession:

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Narmbool Pastoral Property
Horsehill North Road, Elaine, Victoria, 3334
Elaine
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Contact Information

The Sovereign Hill Museums Association
Alice Barnes
53371138
abarnes@sovereignhill.com.au
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RSVP Date: Saturday, May 27 2017

National Reconciliation Week in Glen Eira

Sunday, May 28 2017 at 12:00

Join us at Mallanbool Reserve in Murrumbeena to celebrate National Reconciliation Week with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony, Indigenous performance and guided tour of the area's natural flora and fauna with cultural and historical insights.

Venue

Mallanbool Reserve
Corner Leila and Murrumbeena Roads
Murrumbeena
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Contact Information

Glen Eira City Council
Reilly Case
03 9524 3333
arts@gleneira.vic.gov.au
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Nillumbik Reconciliation Indigenous cultural celebration

Sunday, May 28 2017 at 10.00am until 2.00pm

Join the celebration of indigenous culture and the restoration of traditional land management practices through an ongoing project cultivating indigenous food, fibre and medicine plants for a cultural education site at Bunjil Reserve. 

Venue

Bunjil Reserve Entrance
1 Bishops Road
Panton Hill

Contact Information

Environmental Events Team
Brad Tadday
9433 3203
Environmental.events@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

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9433 3316

Bringing our Communities Together - Purnim

Sunday, May 28 2017 at Noon until Sunday, May 28 2017 at 3pm

Part of the Purnim Community Day on May 28 and to commemorate National Reconciliation Week, this event is a celebration of the link between Purnim and the nearby Framlingham Aboriginal Settlement. There will be live music, BBQs, bushfood and an opportunity to share our histories together. Looking back and looking forward is a key theme for the day, with people invited to share their memorabilia and to talk about making our communities stronger and more inclusive for the future. The event is supported by Moyne Shire and the communities of Purnim and Framlingham Aboriginal Settlement.

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Purnim Hall
Hopkins Hwy
Purnim
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Purnim Working Group
Geoff Rollinson
0409 963 163
grollinson@netspace.net.au

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Moyne Shire Youth Council are producing a booklet and DVD to capture and promote the history of Purnim and nearby Framlingham Settlement. Anyone with a link to these communities are welcome to attend the day and bring along their stories, photos and other items. Contact Geraldine Edar at Moyne Shire on 5568 0555.

Wyndham Aboriginal Community Centre Aboriginal Short Film Festival.

Sunday, May 28 2017 at . until Monday, May 29 2017

During National Reconciliation week, we will be showing a selection of films. We have a Sunday afternoon matinee suitable for children and a general audience screening on the following Monday evening.

Venue

The Wyndham Aboriginal Community Centre (WACC) room J107, Building J, Victoria University, Werribee campus
Hoppers Lane
Werribee

Contact Information

Wyndham Aboriginal Community Centre
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waccc@wyndham.vic.gov.au

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Places are limited and tickets will be allocated to cap numbers. This is a free community event. All welcome. Popcorn and drinks provided.

Indigenous Cultural Celebration - Restoring indigenous cultural practices in Bunjil reserve, Panton Hill

Sunday, May 28 2017 at 10.00am until Sunday, May 28 2017 at 2.00pm

Join the celebration of indigenous culture and the restoration of traditional land management practices through an ongoing project cultivating indigenous food, fibre and medicine plants for a cultural education site at Bunjil Reserve. • Welcome, smoking ceremony and cultural talk • Jindi Woraback Wurundjeri dance troupe • Digging stick/ clap stick making • Murnong Daisy Planting • And more…

Venue

Bunjil Reserve
Bunjil Reserve entrance, Bishops Rd, Panton Hill
Panton Hill
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Contact Information

Nillumbik Shire Council
Brad Tadday
9433 3203
Brad.Tadday@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

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RSVP Date: Friday, May 26 2017
Brad Tadday
9433 3316
Brad.Tadday@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

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Bunjil Reserve entrance, Bishops Rd, Panton Hill: follow signs from car park at Firefighters Memorial Park, Panton Hill (Melway 263 K9)

Reconciliation Week Walk - Royal Botanic Gardens

Sunday, May 28 2017 at 11am until Friday, June 2 2017 at 12.30pm

Follow the footsteps of the local Boon Wurrung people and journey back to pre-settlement times with our Indigenous guide. Experience a traditional smoking ceremony and learn about uses of plants. What was this country like? How did the Aboriginal people live? What plants and animals lived in this area? And what might you still see today? A special walk to celebrate Reconciliation Week.

Venue

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Birdwood Ave
South Yarra
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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Katherine Kominiarski
0392522300

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Tour runs daily from 11am to 12.30pm. Bookings can be made by calling 9252 2429 or emailing mbookings@rbg.vic.gov.au

Exhibition Opening: Yelmo-Garang

Sunday, May 28 2017 at 6.00pm until 8.00pm

Yelmo-Garang is the Kulin word for ‘Nest’. Curated by Kate ten Buuren and Kat Clarke from this mob, the exhibition invites you to experience a space where time ceases to exist. Whether you wish to just sit, read, share or create, we know you will find something special and unique about this place. Make sure to leave your mark, and become part of this mob’s community. With a mix of traditional and contemporary First Nation’s culture, our space is a welcoming cove made for you to create, share and experience the energy that is Yelmo-Garang.

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FCAC Gabriel Gallery
45 Moreland St
Footscray
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Footscray Community Arts Centre
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Purnim-Fram Community Day

Sunday, May 28 2017 at 12.00pm until 3.00pm

A special community day to celebrate our history together. Bring along your stories and memoribilia and join in the celebrations that include food, music and a memoribilia display. There's also a National Reconciliation Week event recognising the Purnim-Framlingham Aboriginal Reserve connection and other communities across Moyne Shire.

Venue

Purnim Hall
Hopkins Highway
Purnim
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Moyne Shire
Geoff Rollinson
0409 963 163
grollinson@netspace.net.au

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The 1967 Referendum: 50 Years On - Fed Square

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 Myles Russell Cook, Curator, Indigenous Art, NGV

Venue

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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Geelong's "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.

Venue

Johnstone Park
Railway Terrace,
Geelong, Vic

Contact Information

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.

Venue

Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
182 St Georges Rd
North Fitzroy, VIC 306
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Yarra Libraries
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RIGHTS | NOW - Fed Square

Monday, May 29 2017 at 5.30pm until 7.30pm

Federation Square and Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit at Victoria University will co-present RIGHTS | NOW, a free public talk in the Deakin Edge facilitated by Kirstyn Lindsay from SBS Radio’s Living Black program. A panel of distinguished artists, activists and academics – Gary Foley, Kim Kruger and Rebecca Gerrett-Magee – will share family experiences of the 1967 Referendum and ask how far Indigenous Australia has come in the last 50 years. Prior to the discussion, you can watch the 1972 documentary A FAIR GO on the Deakin Edge screen, for free.

Venue

Deakin Edge
Fed Square
Melbourne
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Contact Information

Jennifer Barry
Manager, Public Programs, Fed Square
96551981
jennifer.barry@fedsquare.com.au

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The Ballarat Library is celebrating NRW 2017

Monday, May 29 2017 at 9.30am until 7.30pm

Activities happening all day. Join us for a jam-packed day of cultural awareness workshops, children's activities, Aboriginal Story Time, a pop up Saltbush Kitchen workshop, Author Talk, and even a seminar on Aboriginal Astronomy! These are FREE community activities to mark celebrations for #NRW2017. All welcome!

Venue

Ballarat Library
178 Doveton Street North
Ballarat Central

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Ballarat Libraries
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Aboriginal Astronomy - Ballarat Library

Monday, May 29 2017 at 6.00pm until 7.30pm

Hear from astronomer and Senior Research Fellow at the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre in Melbourne, Dr Duane Hamacher, as he shared the ways Indigenous Australians encode scientific information in their traditions and how this knowledge is passed to successive generations.. Features videos of dances, songs and interviews with Elders.

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Ballarat Library
178 Doveton Street North
Ballarat Central
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Ballarat Library
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Saltbush Kitchen Workshop - Ballarat Library

Monday, May 29 2017 at 1.00pm until 2.00pm

Join Brigid Corcoran from Saltbush Kitchen for an introductory workshop on contemporary Australian bushfoods.Learn how bushfoods can be used in your home cooking, and have an opportunity to sample a diverse range of Australian bushfoods.

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Ballarat Library
178 Doveton Street North
Ballarat
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Ballarat Library
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Student and Local aboriginal artist display of six artworks

Monday, May 29 2017 at 9:00 am until Monday, May 29 2017 at 9:45 a.m.

In 2015 Altona P.S. received a community grant from the Hobsons Bay city council. The intent of the grant proposal was to introduce students to the methodology of aboriginal artwork and gain a deeper appreciation of the art. Twenty-six students from grades prep to six volunteered enthusiastically for the project. They worked for an hour after school every Tuesday for fifteen weeks. The students created six amazing pieces of artwork. The individual pieces are one metre by one metre in size. The students worked with local aboriginal artist Jenna Galvin whose son James attends Altona P.S. The six artworks are on display on exterior wall overlooking the main playing area. The celebration will inclyude a smoking ceremony.

Venue

Altona Primary School
109 Blyth Street
Altona

Contact Information

Altona P.S.
Kevin Enright
03 9398 2925
altona.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

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No Turning Back: Artworks from The Torch - Docklands

Monday, May 29 2017 at 11am until Friday, July 14 2017 at 6pm

The Torch supports current and former Indigenous offenders in Victoria through its Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community Program. The program provides art, cultural strengthening and arts vocational support to Indigenous inmates and parolees who are greatly over represented in the criminal justice system. Opportunities to create new pathways through art and culture and reduce recidivism are central to the program. The artists in No Turning Back: Artworks from The Torch are taking the next step. More than ever, we need to walk beside them

Venue

Deakin University Art Gallery
Level 12 Tower 2 Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne Docklands
Melbourne Docklands

Contact Information

The Torch
Kent Morris
0421 942 402
ceo@thetorch.org.au
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Good Shepherd Australia NZ - NRW Event in Hastings

Monday, May 29 2017 at 11:00 until Monday, May 29 2017 at 1:00

Good Shepherd Australia NZ (GSANZ) is pleased to invite you to be part of a very special event at its Wallaroo Community House in Hastings. GSANZ has a long and close association with the Indigenous community on the Peninsula and it is wonderful that we can host this event locally and invite community members. Singer/songwriter Jessie Lloyd will share stories and songs from her Mission Songs Project, an initiative to revive a rare collection of early Australian Indigenous contemporary songs composed and performed from 1900-99. Link: http://missionsongsproject.com/ To be followed by a lunch for staff and guests from the local community.

Venue

Wallaroo Community House
6 Wallaroo Place
Hastings

Contact Information

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
Connie Honaker
connie.honaker@goodshep.org.au

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RSVP Date: Thursday, May 25 2017
Connie Honaker
connie.honaker@goodshep.org.au

'Art for All Cultures' Open Day - North Melbourne

Monday, May 29 2017 at 11.00am until Monday, May 29 2017 at 1.00pm

Join local Aboriginal artist Judith Young and the 'Art for All Cultures' group in a special workshop and art exhibition. Judith Young is a professional Aboriginal artist who brings a new dimension to the Art for All Cultures group. The workshop will include a Welcome to Country, entertainment, group demonstrations of silk painting, wood burning, didgeridoo, a talk on the protocols recognised by various Aboriginal communities, and understanding the story in symbols of Aboriginal art. Light refreshments will be provided. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Venue

Jean McKendry Neighbourhood Centre
91-111 Melrose Street
North Melbourne
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Contact Information

City of Melbourne
Healthy Ageing
9658 9190

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RSVP Date: Saturday, May 27 2017
Healthy Aging
9658 9190

Names Matter: despatching McMillan - Leongatha

Monday, May 29 2017 at 4pm until 5pm

The Bass Coast South Gippsland Reconciliation Group is giving a talk on the campaign to change the name of the McMillan federal electorate. The Australian Electoral Commission will call for submissions at the end of 2017 for the redistribution, the time when names can be changed. The seat is named after Angus McMillan who was responsible for the massacres of hundreds of Aboriginal men, women and children in Gippsland in the 1840s.

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Leongatha Community House
16 Bruce Street
Leongatha

Contact Information

Bass Coast South Gippsland Reconciliation Group
Marg Lynn
0419361039
marglynn@tpg.com.au

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Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country

Monday, May 29 2017 at 9.30am until Monday, May 29 2017 at 10.00am

Learn about the significance of these Aboriginal traditions and ceremonies

Venue

Ballarat Library
178 Doveton St North
Ballarat City

Contact Information

City of Ballarat
Fiona Machin
5320 5644
fionamachin@ballarat.vic.gov.au

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Aboriginal Story Time

Monday, May 29 2017 at 10.00am until Monday, May 29 2017 at 11.00am

Hear stories of the Dreamtime, sing songs and do arts and crafts. For kids.

Venue

Ballarat Library
178 Doveton St North
Ballarat City

Contact Information

City of Ballarat
Fiona Machin
5320 5644
fionamachin@ballarat.vic.gov.au

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No Turning Back: Artworks from The Torch

Monday, May 29 2017 at . until Friday, July 14 2017

The Torch supports current and former Indigenous offenders in Victoria through its Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community Program. The program provides art, cultural strengthening and arts vocational support to Indigenous inmates and parolees who are greatly over represented in the criminal justice system. Opportunities to create new pathways through art and culture and reduce recidivism are central to the program. Artworks from the program will be exhibited as part of National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week.

Venue

Deakin 'Pop Up
727 Collins Street
Melbourne

Contact Information

Deakin Art Gallery
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Contact URL

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Information Session - Leongatha

Monday, May 29 2017 at 4.00pm until 5.00pm

Names Matter: Despatching McMillan Presented by Bass Coast South Gippsland Reconciliation Group

Venue

Leongatha Community House
16 Bruce Str
Leongatha

Contact Information

Bass Coast South Gippsland Reconciliation Group
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Friendship: The story of Hobsons Bay and Yarrabah Shire Council

Monday, May 29 2017 at 6.30pm until 7.45pm

A conversation and film screening about the unique relationship between Hobsons Bay and Yarrabah. Join members of Get Up Out West and hear about the experience in making of their new film, “Yarrabah and Hobsons Bay – sisters by the sea”. All welcome.

Venue

Newport Community Hub
13 Mason Street
Newport
Event URL

Contact Information

Hobsons Bay City Council
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1300 HOB LIB
libraries@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

Film Screening – “Another Country” - Ivanhoe

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

Contact Information

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

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Satellite Boy - Movie Screening - Federation square

Tuesday, May 30 2017 at 10.00am until 12.00am

As part of WE | HERE | NOW: Reconciliation Week in Fed Square, this free screening of Catriona McKenzie’s 2013 movie Satellite Boy promises to help you discover the meaning of country. This is a film about tradition, progress and cultural identity. This free screening is open to schools and the general public, and includes an introduction to the themes of the film.

Venue

ACMI
Fed Square
Melbourne
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Reconciliation Week Film Screenings - Warragul

Tuesday, May 30 2017 at 7.00pm

Join us for evening lm screenings during Reconcilliation Week. Bluey (14 minutes) This short drama by Darlene Johnson is a moving and powerful portrait of a young woman trapped in a cycle of violence, hopelessness and despair. She meets a mystery mentor who could change everything. Another Country (75 mins) Legendary Australian actor, David Gulpilil, has spent his adult life trying to navigate his way through two very different, opposing cultures: that of his Yolngu people and that of the prevailing Australian culture.

Venue

Warragul Library
2/65 Victoria St
Warragul
Event URL

Contact Information

West Gippsland Regional Library
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5622 2848
Contact URL

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Walking in two worlds through Dadirri - PD Session

Tuesday, May 30 2017 at 4.00pm until 6.00pm

Dadirri recognises the inner spirit that calls us to reflection and contemplation of the wonders of all creation and our place in it. Within deep silence we are able to find the inner self and perfect peace. Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr (AO) is an Aboriginal elder from Nauiyu (Daly River), where she served for many years as the principal of St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School. She is a renowned artist, activist, writer and public speaker.

Admission: $20

Venue

St Josephs College, Gymnasium
Aphrasia Street
Newtown, Geelong
Event URL

Contact Information

Clonard College
Megan Evans
megan.evans@sjc.vic.edu.au

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Reconciliation Week in Mount Alexander Shire

Tuesday, May 30 2017 at 9.00amm until 9.45am

Mount Alexander Shire Council invites you to the unveiling of a Reconciliation Stone crafted by local artist, Glenn Braybrook. The Stone has been commissioned to celebrate and commemorate our local indigenous heritage, and encourage engagement between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities of our Shire.

Venue

Civic Centre
Cnr Lyttleton and Lloyd Streets
Castlemaine

Contact Information

Mount Alexander Shire Council
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5471 1700
info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au
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Reconciliation Week in Mount Alexander Shire

Tuesday, May 30 2017 at 10.00am until 12.00pm

In 2017 we reflect on three significant anniversaries in Australia’s Reconciliation journey : 50 years since the 1967 referendum, 25 years since the historic Mabo decision and 20 years since the Bringing Them Home Report. Following the unveiling of the Reconciliation Stone, please join us to launch the 2017 National Reconciliation Week.

Venue

Market Building
44 Mostyn Street
Castlemaine

Contact Information

Mount ALexander Shire Council
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5471 1700
info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au
Contact URL

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‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’ - Phillip Island

Tuesday, May 30 2017 at 11.30am until 1.30pm

Welcome and flag raising • Bush tucker BBQ and yarns around the fire • Walk together on country • Mural painting

Venue

Koala Conservation Centre
1810 Phillip Island Rd
Phillip Island

Contact Information

Phillip Island Nature Parks
Phillip Island Nature Parks
(03) 5951 2800
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Film Screening: Stone Bros

Tuesday, May 30 2017 at 12.00pm until 2.00pm

Join us for a screening of Stone Bros, an Aboriginal Australian comedy written and directed by Richard Frankland. 

Venue

Federation Hall
Grant Street
Southbank
Event URL

Contact Information

Melbourne University
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vcamcm-er@unimelb.edu.au

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The Bouverie Centre, Reconciliation Week Morning Tea

Tuesday, May 30 2017 at 10:30am until Tuesday, May 30 2017 at 12:00pm

Come join the Bouverie mob and community for a family friendly morning tea RSVP to Aboriginal Family Worker, Seth Nolan 0422 550 966 Look forward to seeing you there :)

Venue

The Bouverie Centre
8 Gardiner St
Brunswick

Contact Information

The Bouverie Centre
Seth Nolan
0422550966

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Brook Andrew: "The Right to Offend is Sacred" - Voluntary Guided Tours

Tuesday, May 30 2017 at 1:30 PM until Saturday, June 3 2017 at 2:30 PM

Brook Andrew is an artist of considerable daring and flair whose work often confronts dangerous ideas, or questions conventional readings of the world. His constantly shifting, interdisciplinary practice challenges stereotypical notions of history, identity and race, without apportioning blame or guilt. In re-discovering and re-positioning a complex practice, Brook Andrew: The Right to Offend is Sacred includes many of Andrew’s most memorable works, contextualised in exciting new ways, juxtaposed with formative works that have had very limited exposure. As a map that scopes, records and pinpoints great moments in Andrew’s career, this solo exhibition will also include a new sculptural work, enabling viewers to intuit future directions in the artist’s ever changing practice. These sculptures, like much of Andrew’s work, will draw on the artist’s extensive personal archive and respond to important themes in his practice that issue from and resonate in books, objects, photographs and postcards, newspapers and the media. Voluntary Guide Tours Tue, Thu & Sat, 1.30pm

Venue

Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square, Russell Street Flinders St & Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Melbourne
Event URL

Contact Information

National Gallery of Victoria
Cassandra Johnston
programs@ngv.vic.gov.au

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Winda-mara community dinner - Heywood

Wednesday, May 31 2017 at 5.30pm until Wednesday, May 31 2017 at 8.00pm

The Winda-marra Aboriginal Corporation opens its doors up to the community to share a delicious meal and good company to celebrate National Reconciliation Week.

Venue

Winda-Marra
21 Scott St
Heywood
Event URL

Contact Information

Winda-marra Aboriginal Corporation
Marlie
03 5527 0000
reception@windamarra.com
Contact URL

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RSVP Date: Monday, May 29 2017
Marlie
03 5527 0000
reception@windamarra.com

SCREENING | NOW

Wednesday, May 31 2017 at 6.00pm until 9.00pm

Pull up a deckchair, sit back and enjoy a free film night under the stars as the Big Screen plays host to a program of Indigenous Australian films, including Stephen Page’s enthralling SPEAR and Don Featherstone’s classic mockumentary BabaKiueria. BabaKiueria | Directed by Don Featherstone Can you imagine what it would be like if black settlers arrived to settle a continent inhabited by white natives? BabaKiueria (pronounced ‘barbecue area’) is a short and effective drama that features the role reversal in which Aboriginal Australians change places with the historically dominant white Australians. SPEAR | Directed by Stephen Page Collaborating with dancers and creatives from Bangarra Dance Theatre, Stephen Page’s directorial debut brings visually stunning dance work to the screen. Through a unique collaboration between artists and filmmakers, this ground-breaking film follows the journey of a young Aboriginal man, Djali, as he tries to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world.

Venue

The Square
Fed Sqaure
Melbourne
Event URL

Contact Information

Jennifer Barry
Manager, Public Programs, Fed Square
96551981
jennifer.barry@fedsquare.com.au

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BlakWiz - Fitzroy

Wednesday, May 31 2017 at 7.00pm until 9.00pm

What year was the 67 referendum? Find out at BlakWiz; a fun night of trivia and musical performances by Aboriginal artists to celebrate Reconciliation Week 2017. Test your knowledge about Aboriginal culture, history, music and politics. Learn more about Australia’s First People and have some laughs along the way. Featuring musical interludes from yet to be announced Aboriginal artists alongside BlakWiz MCs. Teams of 4 or 6 people will be in the running to win the BlakWiz Cup! BlakWiz is an alcohol free event. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Age 15+ Yarra City Council and the Thomas, Samuel and George Ewing Trust Bookings essential. You do not need to bring a ticket with you to this event.

Venue

Fitzroy Town Hall Reading Room
201 Napier Street
Fitzroy
Event URL

Contact Information

Yarra Libraries
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yarralibraries@yarracity.vic.gov.au

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Good for Business - Employing Aboriginal People - Melbourne

Wednesday, May 31 2017 at 8.00am until 12.00pm

Improving employment outcomes for Aboriginal people hosted by City of Melbourne and National Indigenous Employment Partners. 8:00-9:30am Breakfast with speakers about Working in Two Worlds 9:30-12:00pm Forum facilitated by Aboriginal employment experts and a Yarning Circle Speakers and forum facilitators include: - Leanne Brooke: The Long Walk - Nathan Leitch: Social Compass - Abbie Wright: Aurecon - Shane Charles: City of Melbourne - Dennis Batty: Indigenous Employment Partners

Venue

Swantston Hall
Melbourne Town Hall
Melbourne
Event URL

Contact Information

City of Melbourne
Lizzy Skinner
9658 8567
elizabeth.skinner@melbourne.vic.gov.au

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Reconciliation Week Film Screenings

Wednesday, May 31 2017 at 7.00pm

Join us for evening lm screenings during Reconcilliation Week. Bluey (14 minutes) This short drama by Darlene Johnson is a moving and powerful portrait of a young woman trapped in a cycle of violence, hopelessness and despair. She meets a mystery mentor who could change everything. Another Country (75 mins) Legendary Australian actor, David Gulpilil, has spent his adult life trying to navigate his way through two very different, opposing cultures: that of his Yolngu people and that of the prevailing Australian culture.

Venue

Wonthaggi Library
Murray St
Wonthaggi
Event URL

Contact Information

West Gippsland Regional Library
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5672 1875
Contact URL

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RECONCILIATION WEEK IN BOROONDARA

Wednesday, May 31 2017 at 7.45pm

Supporters of reconciliation are organising a public meeting to call on the city of Boroondara to reinstate the acknowledgement of country and traditional owners at council meetings and major events and to renew their reconciliation action plan. INCLUDING SPEAKERS: The Hon. Natalie Hutchins (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Local Government and Industrial Affairs) Uncle John Baxter (Reconciliation Victoria Committee) Cr. Trent McCarthy (City of Darebin) The meeting will be chaired by Assoc. Prof. Ken Coghill.

Venue

Deepdene Uniting Church Hall
958 Burke Rd
Balwyn

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Transport: Tram 109, stop 43 and tram 72, stop 70. Car Parking: Burke Road; Whitehorse Road; car park at rear of church hall off Dale Street; in Deepdene Rd and a car park in Campbell St. just off Whitehorse Rd.

Penguin Parade - Lunchtime Aboriginal Heritage Tour

Wednesday, May 31 2017 at 12.00pm until 1.30pm

Lunchtime Aboriginal Heritage Tour

Venue

Penguin Parade
1019 Ventnor Rd
Summerlands

Contact Information

Phillip Island Nature Parks
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(03) 5951 2800
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Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service - Melbourne

Wednesday, May 31 2017 at 11.00am

Honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Men and Women. In the spirit of reconciliation, The Hon Natalie Hutchins MP, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and the Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Committee cordially invite you to attend the 12th annual Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service

Venue

Shrine of Remembrance
Birdwood Avenue
Melbourne

Contact Information

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Luke Isaacs
1800 762 003
luke.isaacs@dpc.vic.gov.au

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The service will be followed by a light luncheon and a book presentation show casing paintings of Prisoners of War. You are welcome to lay a wreath or a poppy at the conclusion of the service.

Bendigo Indigenous Film Festival

Wednesday, May 31 2017 at 6.00pm until 9.00pm

Bendigo TAFE’s Indigenous Education Unit invites you to the screening of John Pilgers Utopia in observance of National Reconciliation Week. Join us for the free screening of this thought provoking documentary that explores the experiences of Aboriginal Australians in modern Australia. Complimentary popcorn on arrival, and drinks (Non-alcoholic) available to purchase with a gold coin donation. Arrive at 6:00pm for a 6:45pm start. Book your spot now to avoid disappointment.

Venue

Mac Gillivray Hall
23 Mundy Street
Bendigo
Event URL

Contact Information

Bendigo Tafe
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‘Bush Toys’ (Animal Sculptures) Workshop with Bronwyn Razem

Wednesday, May 31 2017 at 11.00am until 1.00pm

Gunditjmara fibre artist, Bronwyn Razem is a member of the Victorian Aboriginal Weavers Collective and a great teacher of her craft. Bronwyn will teach the group how to make ‘bush toys’, which are beautiful animal sculptures using grasses and bound with coloured wool. Please bring your own coloured wool if you have particular colours you would like to use. Strong wool works best. Grasses provided.

Venue

The Corner Senior’s Building
Crn Melbourne Rd & Ferguson St,
Williamstown
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Hobsons Bay City Council
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NRW student activities - language & games - Portland

Thursday, June 1 2017 at 10.30am until Thursday, June 1 2017 at 1.00pm

A fun and educational day of activities getting a taste test of the local Dhauwurd-Wurrung Aboriginal Language & traditional Aboriginal Games for Grade 5&6 students in the Glenelg Shire.

Venue

Civic Hall
Bentinck St
Portland
Event URL

Contact Information

Glenelg Shire Council
Elly Murrell
0466 532 722
emurrell@glenelg.vic.gov.au
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Birrarung Wilam River Walk

Thursday, June 1 2017 at 1:00pm until Friday, June 2 2017 at 2:00pm

Hosted by one of our Koorie Cultural guides, the Birrarung Wilam River Walk takes you through Federation Square and down to Birrarung Marr, where you will find out how the land on which Melbourne is located has changed over time and learn the significance of the Birrarung Wilam to the local Kulin Peoples, gaining a deeper and more meaningful understanding of this incredible location as an important gathering place for the Peoples of the Kulin Nation. Thursday 1 June and Friday 2 June, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Adults: $33.00, Concession: $16.50 An event of WE | HERE | NOW: Reconciliation Week in Fed Square

Admission: 33.00 | Concession:

Venue

Koorie Heritage Trust
Level 1, Yarra Building, Federation Square
Melbourne
Event URL

Contact Information

Koorie Heritage Trust
Tamika Collins
03 8662 6333
tamikacollins@koorieheritagetrust.com
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The Blak Matriarchy: Real Blak Tingz Exhibtion Opening Event

Thursday, June 1 2017 at 6:00pm until Thursday, June 1 2017 at 8:00pm

In this exhibition of new works the Real Blak Tingz (Gabi Briggs x Arika Waulu) respond to the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum by activating the galleries of the Koorie Heritage Trust through an elixir of portraiture, projection and sculpture. The work is manifested through art as resistance and anchored by memory, celebration, critique of power and decolonial imaginings. Exhibition runs: 20 May – 30 July 2017 An event of WE | HERE | NOW: Reconciliation Week in Fed Square.

Venue

Koorie Heritage Trust
Level 1 Gallery, Yarra Building, Federation Square
Melbourne
Event URL

Contact Information

Koorie Heritage Trust
Zenzi Clark
03 8662 6336
zenziclark@koorieheritagetrust.com

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RSVP Date: Thursday, June 1 2017
Zenzi Clark
03 8662 6336
rsvp@koorieheritagetrust.com

Birrarung Wilam River Walk

Thursday, June 1 2017 at 1.00pm until Friday, June 2 2017 at 2.00pm

Hosted by a Koorie Heritage Trust guide, the Birrarung Wilam River Walk takes you through Federation Square and down to the Aboriginal art installations, experiencing the Aboriginal history of the Birrarung Marr and the Aboriginal Peoples of the Kulin Nation. You will learn how the land on which Melbourne is located has changed over time and learn the significance of the Birrarung Wilam to the local Kulin Peoples, and gain a deeper and more meaningful understanding of this incredible location and important gathering place for the Kulin Nation.

Admission: $33 | Concession:

Venue

Koorie Heritage Trust
Fed Square
Melbourne
Event URL

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Koorie Heritage Trust
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Walk duration is approx 1 hour.

GoldBar @ The Gold Museum - Ballarat

Thursday, June 1 2017 at 6pm until Thursday, June 1 2017 at 9pm

Go behind the scenes at the Gold Museum for the Gnarrwirring Ngitj Festival. Get up close with our rarely seen Indigenous collections, join our fun Wadawurrung cultural workshops, and listen to interesting talks on Aboriginal history and living culture. Canapes and drinks included in your ticket price.

Admission: $40

Venue

The Ballarat Gold Museum
Bradshaw Street
Ballarat
Event URL

Contact Information

The Sovereign Hill Museums Association
Alice Barnes
53371138
abarnes@sovereignhill.com.au
Contact URL

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RSVP Date: Wednesday, May 31 2017

Reconciliation Week Film Screenings

Thursday, June 1 2017 at 7.00pm

Join us for evening lm screenings during Reconcilliation Week. Bluey (14 minutes) This short drama by Darlene Johnson is a moving and powerful portrait of a young woman trapped in a cycle of violence, hopelessness and despair. She meets a mystery mentor who could change everything. Another Country (75 mins) Legendary Australian actor, David Gulpilil, has spent his adult life trying to navigate his way through two very different, opposing cultures: that of his Yolngu people and that of the prevailing Australian culture.

Venue

Leongatha Library
2 Smith St
Leongatha
Event URL

Contact Information

West Gippsland Regional Library
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56624829
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Art Exhibition @ the Demonstration area, Fruit and Vegie Hall

Thursday, June 1 2017 at 4.00pm until 6.00pm

First up, artists, family and friends are welcome to view the exhibition of artworks made by students of the Prahran Community Learning Centre and other local residents.  Join us for live music and be inspired to start the community painting.

Venue

Prahran Market
162 Commercial Road
South Yarra

Contact Information

City of Stonnington
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The Long Walk, Melton

Thursday, June 1 2017 at 11am until Thursday, June 1 2017 at 1pm

This local Melton walk commemorates the 2004 historic trek by ex-AFL star, Michael Long from Melbourne to Parliament House, Canberra, to raise awareness on Australian Indigenous issues. Join us for very special local walk. Small groups of students are encouraged to attend. The walk will start on the Cnr Coburns Road and High Street, Melton, finishing at Melton Community Hall. For more information, contact Sally Atkinson on email sallya@melton.vic.gov.au or on 9747 5285.

Venue

Melton Community Hall
232 High Street
Melton
Event URL

Contact Information

Melton City Council
Sally Atkinson
9747 5285
sallya@melton.vic.gov.au
Contact URL

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RSVP Date: Wednesday, May 31 2017
Sally Atkinson
9747 5285
sallya@melton.vic.gov.au

Healing the Spirit - Yarra Ranges

Thursday, June 1 2017 at 10.00am until 1.00pm

Welcome to Country - Aunty Joy Murphy, No Longer a Wandering Spirit - Aunty Phyllis Andy and Sharon Haubner, Return to the Firestick - Dave Wandin, First 1000 Days - The social and cultural determinants of Aboriginal health - Professor Kerry Arabian. Light Refreshment Provided.

Venue

The Memo
235 Maroondah Hwy
Healesville

Contact Information

Yarra Ranges Council
Garry Detez
g.detex@yarraranges.vic.gov.au

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RSVP Date: Thursday, May 25 2017
Shenae Voce
92946734
s.voce@yarraranges.vic.gov.au

‘Running to America’ documentary screening

Thursday, June 1 2017 at 6.00pm until 9.30pm

The Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) uses the marathon as a vehicle to promote healthy lifestyles in Indigenous communities, and enables Indigenous people to gain skills, inspiration and confidence through their programs. ‘Running to America’ is a documentary featuring three Aboriginal runners, who were among the first participants in the health and active lifestyles program of the IMF as they train for the New York Marathon – the largest marathon in the world. Following the film there will be a panel discussion featuring the IMF Founder and Australian running champion Robert De Castella and two IMF Alumni – they will be sharing their experiences and impact of the IMF.

Admission: $25

Venue

ACMI
Federation Square
Melbourne
Event URL

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EnergyAustralia and Australian Unity
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Restless: Curatorial Walkthrough with David Sequeira

Thursday, June 1 2017 at 12.00pm until 12.45pm

Restless comprises recent works by Karla Dickens, Megan Evans, Nick Devlin and Jordan Marani presented as a counterpoint to a suite of 'welt' paintings by Gordon Bennett from the early 1990s. Join us for a special curatorial walkthrough of Restless, with curator and director of the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, David Sequeira.

Venue

Margaret Lawrence Gallery
Dodds Street
Southbank
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Contact Information

Univeristy of Melbourne
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vcamcm-er@unimelb.edu.au

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Too Afraid to Cry - Ali Cobby Eckerman

Thursday, June 1 2017 at 6.30pm until 7.45pm

Ali Cobby Eckermann, is an award winning writer and poet. Her memoir, Too Afraid To Cry, examines the traumatic effects of estrangement and grief, outlines her reconnecting with her birth family, and finding her way to wholeness. In bare blunt prose and piercingly lyrical verse, Ali gives witness to the human cost of policies that created the Stolen Generations of Indigenous people in Australia. She will read excerpts from her work, give insights as she shares her journey and talk about her development as a poet, story teller and memoir writer.

Venue

Newport Community Hub
13 Mason Street
Newport
Event URL

Contact Information

Hobsons Bay City Council
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1300 HOB LIB

"Coranderrk" comes to Geelong

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

Admission: $43.50 | Concession:

Venue

Drama Theatre
50 Little Malop St
Geelong

Contact Information

Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Box Office
03 5225 1200

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Brook Andrew: The Right to Offend is Sacred Voluntary Guided Tours

Thursday, June 1 2017 at 1:30 PM until Thursday, June 1 2017 at 2:30 PM

Brook Andrew is an artist of considerable daring and flair whose work often confronts dangerous ideas, or questions conventional readings of the world. His constantly shifting, interdisciplinary practice challenges stereotypical notions of history, identity and race, without apportioning blame or guilt. In re-discovering and re-positioning a complex practice, Brook Andrew: The Right to Offend is Sacred includes many of Andrew’s most memorable works, contextualised in exciting new ways, juxtaposed with formative works that have had very limited exposure. As a map that scopes, records and pinpoints great moments in Andrew’s career, this solo exhibition will also include a new sculptural work, enabling viewers to intuit future directions in the artist’s ever changing practice. These sculptures, like much of Andrew’s work, will draw on the artist’s extensive personal archive and respond to important themes in his practice that issue from and resonate in books, objects, photographs and postcards, newspapers and the media. The exhibition also confirms the importance of the collaborative process in Andrew’s practice. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Voluntary Guide Tours Tue, Thu & Sat, 1.30pm

Venue

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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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).

Venue

State Library of Victoria - Theatrette
328 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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LaTrobe University
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Possum skin Cloak Making by Scattered Tribes - Footscray

Friday, June 2 2017 at 10:30AM until Friday, June 2 2017 at 1PM

Join us to witness a unique participatory arts project that uses Possum skin Cloak making as therapy. This project supports Indigenous elders in the western suburbs of Melbourne to navigate the experience of reconnecting with Indigenous culture and the land of which they were dispossessed. This event will showcase the process of making Possum skin Cloaks with a focus on their purpose and ceremonial uses. The story of creating the Cloaks will be given by Ngardarb Francine Riches, a visual artist for over 30 years from the Arriyol clan of the Bardi Jawi from her Mothers people and Karajarri from her Father’s people in the West Kimberley.

Venue

VU at Metro West
138 Nicholson St, Footscray VIC 3011
Footscray

Contact Information

Maribyrnong City Council
Petr Svoboda
9688 0452
petr.svoboda@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Tuesday, May 30 2017
Petr Svoboda
9688 0452
petr.svoboda@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

Reconciliation Week at the archives: Bessy Flowers, No longer a wandering spirit

Friday, June 2 2017 at 2.00pm until Friday, June 2 2017 at 3.30pm

This event, at the Victorian Archives Centre, tells the story of Sharon Huebner's digital history collaboration project with two Australian Aboriginal family groups: Wirlomin Minang Noongar families from the Great Southern of Western Australia and Gunai Kurnai Koorie families from eastern Victoria with a continued connection to the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust Bung Yarnda and the country of their ancestors.

Venue

Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street
North Melbourne
Event URL

Contact Information

Victorian Archives Centre
Koorie Records Unit
media@prov.vic.gov.au

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Aboriginal Storytelling presented by Yarn Strong Sister

Friday, June 2 2017 at 10:30 until Friday, June 2 2017 at 11:30

Ages 3-6 In the spirit of Reconciliation Week, our libraries will host Aboriginal storytelling with puppets, craft and face painting. Presented by Yarn Strong Sista. Bookings Required: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/libraries or call 8734 8930.

Venue

Wyndham Vale Library
86 Manor Lakes Boulevard
Manor Lakes
Event URL

Contact Information

Wyndham City Libraries
Not applicable
8734 8930
libraryadmin@wyndham.vic.gov.au
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Mabo - Movie Screening

Friday, June 2 2017 at 10:00am until 12.00pm

As part of WE | HERE | NOW: Reconciliation Week in Fed Square, this free screening of Rachel Perkins’ 2012 movie delves into the historic Mabo decision and the man who fought so hard against the injustice of terra nullius. This free screening is open to schools and the general public, and includes an introduction to the themes of the film.

Venue

ACMI
Fed Square
Melbourne
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Free film screening of ‘Zach’s Ceremony’.

Friday, June 2 2017 at 6pm until 8pm

Taking out this year’s Sydney Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary, this is an extraordinary, feature-length documentary that celebrates the richness of Aboriginal culture and poses the enduring question, what does it mean to be a modern man and belong to the world’s oldest living culture? Light refreshments provided before screening.

Venue

Heywood Community Hall
18 Edgar Street
Heywood

Contact Information

Glenelg Shire Council
Elly Murrell

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Monday, May 29 2017
0466 532 722
emurrell@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Additional Information

View the trailer at: http://www.zachsceremony.com/

Cooking Show @ the Demonstration area, Fruit and Vegie Hall

Friday, June 2 2017 at 4.00pm until 6.00pm

Its Cooking Time! Join the team from Charcoal Lane and share their passion for native Australian food, culture and hospitality with some after school cooking and share some recipes.

Venue

Prahran Market
162 Commercial Road
South Yarra

Contact Information

City of Stonnington
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A Conversation Circle in Bendigo

Friday, June 2 2017 at 11.00am until 12.30pm

The focus of the ‘conversation circle’ is to explore two way learning between Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people/organisations and to examine the impact of mainstream culture on cultural safety and identity for Aboriginal people.

Venue

Capital Theatre
View St
Bendigo
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Contact Information

Bendigo Reconciliation Committee
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RSVP Date: Wednesday, May 24 2017
Pauline Bolch
pauline.bolch@anglicarevic.org.au

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followed by a lunch from 12.30 pm to 1.30pm

Friends of the Melton Botanic Garden Guided Walking Tour Reconciliation Week

Friday, June 2 2017 at 10am until Friday, June 2 2017 at Noon

During Reconciliation Week take a guided walk through the Melton Botanic Garden to see local indigenous plants from the Melton region and Aboriginal use plants including bush tucker plants. The gentle walk is about one and a half hours followed by morning tea. Highlights are the natural features and remnant vegetation, Ryans Creek and the Lake indigenous plantings, Koori Student Garden, Indigenous Peoples Garden, Victorian Volcanic Plains Garden and the new Bushfoods Garden.

Venue

Melton Botanic Garden
21 Williams Street
Melton
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Contact Information

Friends of the Melton Botanic Garden
John Bentley
9743 3819
friends@fmbg.org.au
Contact URL

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Friday, June 2 2017
John Bentley
9743 3819
friends@fmbg.org.au

Screening - Prison Songs

Friday, June 2 2017 at 7.30pm

A ground-breaking documentary that gives voice to Indigenous Australians behind bars through song. Doors open 7.30pm, Guest Speaker 8.00pm, Screening 8.30pm. This is a free event but donations at the door would be greatly appreciated.

Venue

Balnarring Hall
3041 Frankston-Flinders Road
Balnarring

Contact Information

Willum Warrain
Karsten Poll
0403528034
gpc@willumwarain.com.au

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Thursday, June 1 2017
Text your name & number of tickets
0403528034

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Seats are limited so book early to avoid missing out.

VACCA and Pawn & Co Reconciliation Week Charity Party

Friday, June 2 2017 at 9pm until Saturday, June 3 2017 at 4am

We invite you to join us by supporting our Reconciliation Week event hosted by Melbourne’s iconic venue Pawn and Co. on Friday 2nd June at 177 Greville Street, Prahran! Featuring Australia’s best Aboriginal DJ’s and musicians, the all night event will celebrate Aboriginal art, music and culture whilst promoting reconciliation among the wider community. Kicking off at around 9pm tickets are $20 with all money from ticket sales and the door being donated back to VACCA programs! VACCA team member Henry Purcell (who is also known on the weekends as DJ Fosters) is a resident DJ at Pawn and Co. Henry has both coordinated and curated the line-up for the night that features the likes of Seth and Sam Nolan, The Journey (fresh off the back of their official 25th year anniversary of Treaty by Yothu Yindi), Gaz Kempster, Luke Vecchio, Aves Volare, and of course a special set from DJ Fosters, himself. It’s going to a really special night, and we appreciate the awesome support from all the artists and the Pawn and Co. team. Tickets are available online here https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/reconciliation-week-charity-party-tickets-34565658816

Admission: $20

Venue

Pawn & Co
77 Greville Street, Prahran VIC 3181
Prahran
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Contact Information

VACCA
Nicole Arrowsmith
03 9287 8800
nicolea@vacca.org
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Preventative Suicide Benefit Concert

Friday, June 2 2017 at 6.00pm until 8.00pm

Richard Frankland and the Wandering Minstrels will be giving a one-hour concert as part of this benefit to raise money and awareness for one of the biggest health threats that Indigenous Australians face today.  

Venue

Magnet Galleries
640 Bourke St
Melbourne
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Contact Information

Univeristy of Melbourne
Univeristy of Melbourne
vcamcm-er@unimelb.edu.au

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‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’ - Shepparton

Friday, June 2 2017 at 12.30pm

Shepparton Region Reconciliation Group in conjunction with the Shepparton Interfaith Network invite you to ‘Talking Together’ An opportunity to explore what brings us together as we discuss how we will ‘take the next steps’ locally Light Lunch provded

Venue

The Connection
7287 Midland Hwy
Between Shepparton and Mooroopna

Contact Information

Shepparton Region Reconciliation Group
Bobby
0434 279 653

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Contact: Dierdre 5821 6600

Cohuna Reconciliation Week Event

Friday, June 2 2017 at 12.30pm

- Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony - Presentation by our Elders - Musical Performance by KINJA, Ron Murray and Sarah James who celebrate the cultural heritage of their ancestors in a blend of Indigenous Australian and Celtic music. - Story Time with our Elders - BBQ Lunch - All welcome!

Venue

Garden Park
King George Street
Cohuna

Contact Information

Gannawarra Shire Council
Cassandra
0354509333
council@gannawarra.vic.gov.au

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Koondrook Reconciliation Week Event

Friday, June 2 2017 at 10.00am

- Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony - Presentation by our Elders - Musical Performance by KINJA, Ron Murray and Sarah James who celebrate the cultural heritage of their ancestors in a blend of Indigenous Australian and Celtic music. - Story Time with our Elders - Light Morning Tea - All welcome!

Venue

Koondrook Wharf
Murray Parade
Koondrook

Contact Information

Gannawarra Shire Council
Cassandra
0354509333
council@gannawarra.vic.gov.au

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Mabo Day Commemoration - Laverton

Friday, June 2 2017 at 1.00pm until 3.00pm

The Care Connect Balit Gulinya PAG group proudly present ‘Mabo Day’. Join us at Laverton Community Hub to celebrate the work of Eddie Koiki Mabo, champion of Native Title and Indigenous Land Rights. The afternoon will include traditional dance and food from the Torres Strait as a tribute to Uncle Eddie’s legacy as well as story from Torres Strait community Elders

Venue

Laverton Community Hub
95-105 Railway Ave
Laverton
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Hobsons Bay City Council
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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.

Venue

ACMI
Federation Sqaure
Melbourne
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Contact Information

ACMI
ACMI Education
86632441
education@acmi.net.au
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To book your FREE ticket, please follow this link: https://www.acmi.net.au/events/mabo-reconciliation-week/

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. 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: $20 available from Narana’s Retail Shop & 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

Contact Information

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

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Wadawurrung Corroboree

Saturday, June 3 2017 at 5.15pm until Saturday, June 3 2017 at 7.00pm

A special performance of traditional Wadawurrung dance and song will be performed by firelight at Sovereign Hill on Saturday 3 June. This Corroboree is the finale of the Gnarrwirring Ngitj/Learning Together Festival, and provides a unique opportunity for the people of Ballarat to learn from, and about, this city's Traditional Owners. Food with a bush twist will be available for purchase, and while there are seats available, attendees are advised to bring a picnic blanket. Book this popular event ASAP to avoid disappointment!

Admission: $25.00 | Concession:

Venue

Sovereign Hill
Bradhaw St
Ballarat
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Contact Information

The Sovereign Hill Museums Association
Alice Barnes
53371138
abarnes@sovereignhill.com.au
Contact URL

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Friday, June 2 2017
Alice Barnes
53371138
abarnes@sovereignhill.com.au

Additional Information

Please ensure you can produce your ticket(s) at the entrance to this popular event. As this is an outdoor event, please bring warm, waterproof clothing and umbrellas. Ponchos will be available for purchase at the entrance should you forget to bring a coat. Due to the limited seating options it is also suggested you bring camp chairs or a picnic rug. Hot food with a bush twist will be available for purchase on the night. Should this event be a wash-out, the event will be postponed to the following night (Sun 4 June) and you will be alerted to this change of date via email. In the unlikely event that both nights are washed-out, ticket refunds will be available through Eventbrite.

Free film screening and Q&A session by Indigenous film maker Alex Doomedgee

Saturday, June 3 2017 at 5.00pm until Saturday, June 3 2017 at 8.00pm

Film screening of ‘Zach’s Ceremony’ followed by Q&A session by film maker Alec Doomadgee. Light refreshments provided. Taking out this year’s Sydney Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary, this is an extraordinary, feature-length documentary that celebrates the richness of Aboriginal culture and poses the enduring question, what does it mean to be a modern man and belong to the world’s oldest living culture?

Venue

Portland Arts Centre
Glenelg Street
Portland
Event URL

Contact Information

Glenelg Shire Council
Elly Murrell
0466 532 722
emurrell@glenelg.vic.gov.au
Contact URL

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Monday, May 29 2017
Elly Murrell
0466 53 2722
emurrell@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Additional Information

See the trailer here: http://www.zachsceremony.com/

An afternoon with Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr

Saturday, June 3 2017 at 2.30pm until 4.30pm

Miriam became the Northern Territory’s first fully qualified Aboriginal teacher in 1975. Her first position with the Department of Education was as an Art Consultant, it afforded her the opportunity to visit schools across the whole Territory and to facilitate the inclusion of visual art as a part of every child’s education. She later became the Principal of the Catholic school in Nauiyu, her home community. In recognition of her work as an educator she was appointed to the Federal Government’s advisory body, the National Indigenous Council, in 2004. She has received an Order of Australia for services to Aboriginal people (1998) and was awarded an Honorary PhD in Education from Charles Darwin University. All funds raised will be used to provide youth services in Nauiyu and support to students who are studying off-country via the Miriam Rose Foundation.

Admission: $20

Venue

St Oswald's Anglican Church
100 High Street
Glen Iris

Contact Information

Miriam Rose Foundation
Glenn Loughrey
0418911714
Redshoeswalking@me.com

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Mabo Day Community Picnic and Celebration

Saturday, June 3 2017 at 12.00pm until 3.00pm

Federation Square and the Koorie Heritage Trust invite you to come together and celebrate Mabo Day with the Torres Strait Islander community of Victoria to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Mabo Decision. Join us down on the Birrarung (River Terrace) next to Federation Square, bring blankets and a picnic to share, sit and enjoy live music, performances and family activities with the Victorian Torres Strait Islander community. Enjoy a fantastic program of live Torres Strait Islander performances including music and entertainment, hosted by MC Lisa Maza, and featuring the Liz Cavanagh Ensemble, The Jess’s (Jessie Lloyd and Jessica Hitchcock), Zenedth Kes Les (John Wayne Parsons, Luke Captain and Fred Gesha), Lisa and Rachael Maza, and many more. Artist Clinton Nain will lead kids activities, with a painting workshop and a colouring-in table of Torres Strait Islander designs. Local Meriam chef, Nornie Bero will also be giving a cooking demonstration throughout the afternoon, making traditional Torres Strait Islander sweets. In the lead up to Reconciliation Week the Koorie Heritage Trust will share some family Torres Strait Islander recipes online for you to try out at home and then bring along on the day! There will also be a coffee cart with treats for sale from local Aboriginal restaurant Charcoal Lane.

Venue

Birrarung, River Terrace
Federation Square
Melbourne
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Contact Information

Jennifer Barry
Manager, Public Programs, Fed Square
96551981
jennifer.barry@fedsquare.com.au

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Indigenous Employment & Careers Expo

Saturday, June 3 2017 at 11.00am until 3.00pm

Connect with local employment services and community organisations to discuss your options. Meet with a range of employers that are ready to recruit people for the job

Venue

Crown Promenade
8 Whiteman St
Southbank

Contact Information

Victorian Indigenous Programs Network
Abel Britton
0419891385
abel.britton@accor.com

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Tram Route 96 - East Brunswick to St.Kilda Beach - Stop 124A

Looking Good @Cooking Demonstration area, Fruit and Vegie Hall

Saturday, June 3 2017 at 11.00am until 2.00pm

Today we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Mabo. The event kicks off formally, with a Welcome to Country and the Stonnington Mayor will announce the award for an outstanding contribution to the Art Show. Then stay around for a traditional dance and display of young local Aboriginal Fashion designers on our Showtime runway, followed by traditional story time for the kids.

Venue

Prahran Market
162 Commercial Road
South Yarra

Contact Information

City of Stonnington
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Baluk Arts - Weaving Workshop

Saturday, June 3 2017 at 9.00am until 12.00pm

Would you like to learn how to weave with local grass Lomandra with Arrernte artist Kirsty Bell? Join us for a practical workshop in the Baluk Arts studio and take home your very own weaving. Price includes all materials and refreshments. Maximum of 15 people so get in quick!

Admission: $85

Venue

Baluk Arts Studio
6 Bruce Street
Mornington

Contact Information

Baluk Arts
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03 5975 5000

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Mornington Peninsula Reconciliation Walk

Saturday, June 3 2017 at 11.00am

Willum Warrain Gathering Place's Reconciliation Walk is taking place this year for the first time ever! Join us, the Aboriginal community of the Mornington Peninsula, for a leisurely stroll in the spirit of Reconciliation.

Venue

Pelican Park
Hastings Foreshore
Hastings

Contact Information

Willum Warrain
Willum Warrain
59791391

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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

Venue

ATC Cook Reserve
Daley Street
Glenroy
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Contact Information

Moreland City Council
Arts Moreland / Emma Hutchinson
9240 1111
ehutchinson@moreland.vic.gov.au
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Reconciliation Week community celebration - Bass Coast

Sunday, June 4 2017 at 3.00pm until Sunday, June 4 2017 at 6.00pm

An afternoon for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, family, friends and supporters to celebrate the significant milestones of Reconciliation week. Event will include a welcome and smoking ceremony, entertainment and afternoon tea.

Venue

Cape Kitchen
1215 Phillip Island Road
Newhaven

Contact Information

Bass Coast Shire Council
Kerri Ritchie
56712237
k.ritchie@basscoast.vic.gov.au

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Thursday, June 1 2017
Kerri Ritchie
56712237
k.ritchie@basscoast.vic.gov.au

AIME presents YES!

Thursday, June 8 2017 at 8.00pm until 12.00am

This year's Reconciliation Week is something to get excited about! In honour of the 25th and 50th anniversaries of these two major victories, AIME are having a celebration of Indigenous music, showcasing, talented Indigenous artists... ~ Emily Wurramara ~ Robbie Miller ~ Benny Walker ~ Mojo Juju AIME are a non-profit organisation who via networking with universities and high schools have been tackling one of the biggest challenges in Australia, inequality in Indigenous Education. They’ve been achieving this via mentoring and human relationships.

Admission: $15

Venue

The Gasometer Hotel
484 Smith St
Collingwood
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AIME
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Southern Gippsland Local Food Event

Tuesday, June 20 2017 at 9.00am until 4.00pm

The Southern Gippsland Local Food Event invites anyone who is interested in local food system change and anyone who grows, produces, sells, or wants to access local food in Southern Gippsland. Guest Speaker Bruce Pascoe, Indigenous Writer Bruce is an Indigenous writer of Yuin, Bunurong & Tasmanian heritage. His book ‘Dark Emu’ was awarded the 2016 NSW Premier’s ‘Book of the Year’. Bruce will give an engaging keynote presenta on about tradi onal farming practices in the region by local indigenous communities.

Admission: $22

Venue

Korumburra Masonic Hall
25 Bridge St
Korumburra
Event URL

Contact Information

Southern Gippland Local Food Event
Jodi
0491 249 842

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RSVP Date: Tuesday, June 13 2017

Kerang Reconciliation Week Event

Wednesday, June 28 2017 at 10.00am

- 10am Flag raising and Reconciliation Walk from Council Chambers to Sir John Gorton Library - 10.30am Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at Sir John Gorton Library - Presentation by our Elders - Performance & Art Exhibition by Tyipen Kwe - Light morning tea - All welcome!

Venue

Council Chambers/Sir John Gorton Library
Council Chambers/Sir John Gorton Library
Kerang

Contact Information

Gannawarra Shire Council
Cassandra
0354509333
council@gannawarra.vic.gov.au

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