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Wednesday 23 January

AHO provided Presentation for the Creative Space Abbot Road

The AHO will be giving a presentation on Aboriginal Heritage and Culture at the opening day of the exhibition ' Everyone's Backyard' Cre8tiv Studio resident artists will be exhibiting at The Creative Space, 105 Abbott Rd, North Curl Curl 2099. 23rd January to 3rd February 2019 10am to 4pm, Weds to Sun   'Everyone's Backyard' theme is curated around each artist’s individual style, view from their own backyards and the environment.   All welcome to OPENING NIGHT drinks with the artists, Wednesday 23rd Jan 2019 6pm - 8pm                To be opened by Nick Boyle, Director Welfare, Conservation and Science, Taronga Zoo
The Creative Space, 105 Abbott Rd, North Curl Curl 2099 Please contact
Yvonne Levenston
art@yvonnelevenston.com
0414 742 868
Saturday 26 January

YABUN

The largest one day gathering and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia, held annually on 26th of January upon the traditional lands of the Gadigal people in Sydney. Established in 2001, Yabun (meaning ‘music to a beat’ in Gadigal language) is a free event that features live music, a bustling stalls market, panel discussions and community forums on Aboriginal issues, children’s activities, and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural performances. Yabun Festival welcomes everyone to join us in this one of a kind event which honours the survival of the world’s oldest living culture. http://yabun.org.au/#about
Victoria Park Camperdown Contact Yabun
yabun@gadigal.org.au
Wednesday 30 January

AHO Walks with the BBC

The AHO will be conducting a guided walk with members from the BBC Television
Coal Loader & Sustainability Centre Not Open to the Public
Thursday 31 January

AHO Speaks with IPSOS

AHO will be walking with and speaking to IPSOS on the Northern Beaches
Manly Beach Not Open to the Public
Friday 1 February

AHO Speaks at Abbotsleigh

The AHO will address the first assembly at Abbotsleigh Girls School  
Abbotsleigh Girls School Not Open to the Public
Monday 11 February

AHO Speaks with PLC

The AHO will be taking Presbyterian Ladies College on a guided walk to teach the students about Aboriginal Heritage and Culture
Balls head Reserve Not Open to the Public
Wednesday 13 February

National Apology Day

13 February marks the day then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd  delivered the National Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples, to the Stolen Generations, who suffered as a result of past government policies of forced child removal and assimilation. It is important, that as a nation, we commemorate this significant milestone, acknowledging the wrongs of the past, while reflecting on the work that still needs to be done to address the impacts of unresolved trauma. Find an event in your area and promote discussion in your school and workplace
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Wednesday 20 February

Yarn UP

YARN UP Cassie Leatham is from the Taungurung / Wurundjeri people from the Kulin Nation. She is an Indigenous artist, master weaver, traditional dancer, bushtukka woman and educator. MY JOURNEY. MY CULTURE. MY WAY. She is extremely passionate about teaching her skills to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students of all ages. Her aim is to give participants the opportunity to learn and understand Aboriginal culture and develop knowledge of both historical and contemporary Aboriginal history. She is WILD BLAK and her ARTS will inspire and unite. Dee Why Council Chambers 20th February 2019 6 pm for 6.30pm start Bookings Please
Dee Why Council Chambers Bookings: karen.smith@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
Monday 25 February

AHO Talks to Artarmon Public School

The AHO will be visiting Artarmon Public School to give presentations on Aboriginal Heritage and Culture
Artarmon Public School Not Open to the Public
Tuesday 26 February

AHO Talks to Artarmon Public School

The AHO will be visiting Artarmon Public School to give presentations on Aboriginal Heritage and Culture
Artarmon Public School Not Open to the Public
Friday 8 March

AHO Walks with International Students

The AHO will be taking a group of International Students on a guided walk around Ball Head Reserve to teach about Aboriginal Heritage and Culture
Coal Loader & Sustainability Centre Not Open to the Public
Friday 8 March

AHO Works with Planet X

The AHO will be working with Planet X, North Sydney Council Bushcare and Bradfield High Students to take them on a guided walk at Balls Head
Coal Loader & Sustainability Centre Not Open to the Public
Friday 8 March

AHO Walks with Aomori University

The AHO will be Walking with Aomori University teaching the students about Aboriginal Heritage and Culture
Balls Head Reserve Not Open to the Public
Sunday 7 July

NAIDOC Week 2019

released by the NAIDOC Committee -  https://www.naidoc.org.au

VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH.

7 July 2019 to 14 July 2019 We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future. The Indigenous voice of this country is over 65,000 plus years old. They are the first words spoken on this continent. Languages that passed down lore, culture and knowledge for over millennia. They are precious to our nation. It’s that Indigenous voice that include know-how, practices, skills and innovations - found in a wide variety of contexts, such as agricultural, scientific, technical, ecological and medicinal fields, as well as biodiversity-related knowledge.  They are words connecting us to country, an understanding of country and of a people who are the oldest continuing culture on the planet. And with 2019 being celebrated as the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, it’s time for our knowledge to be heard through our voice. For generations, we have sought recognition of our unique place in Australian history and society today. We need to be the architects of our lives and futures. For generations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have looked for significant and lasting change. Voice. Treaty. Truth. were three key elements to the reforms set out in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. These reforms represent the unified position of First Nations Australians. However, the Uluru Statement built on generations of consultation and discussions among Indigenous people on a range of issues and grievances. Consultations about the further reforms necessary to secure and underpin our rights and to ensure they can be exercised and enjoyed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It specifically sequenced a set of reforms: first, a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution and second, a Makarrata Commission to supervise treaty processes and truth-telling. (Makarrata is a word from the language of the Yolngu people in Arnhem Land. The Yolngu concept of Makarrata captures the idea of two parties coming together after a struggle, healing the divisions of the past. It is about acknowledging that something has been done wrong, and it seeks to make things right.) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people want their voice to be heard. First Nations were excluded from the Constitutional convention debates of the 1800’s when the Australian Constitution came into force.  Indigenous people were excluded from the bargaining table. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia’s democracy. In the European settlement of Australia, there were no treaties, no formal settlements, no compacts. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people therefore did not cede sovereignty to our land. It was taken away from us. That will remain a continuing source of dispute. Our sovereignty has never been ceded – not in 1788, not in 1967, not with the Native Title Act, not with the Uluru Statement from the Heart. It coexists with the sovereignty of the Crown and should never be extinguished. Australia is one of the few liberal democracies around the world which still does not have a treaty or treaties or some other kind of formal acknowledgement or arrangement with its Indigenous minorities. A substantive treaty has always been the primary aspiration of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander movement. Critically, treaties are inseparable from Truth. Lasting and effective agreement cannot be achieved unless we have a shared, truthful understanding of the nature of the dispute, of the history, of how we got to where we stand. The true story of colonisation must be told, must be heard, must be acknowledged. But hearing this history is necessary before we can come to some true reconciliation, some genuine healing for both sides. And of course, this is not just the history of our First Peoples – it is the history of all of us, of all of Australia, and we need to own it. Then we can move forward together. Let’s work together for a shared future.
Nation Wide https://www.naidoc.org.au
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