What's On in North Sydney

When What Where Contact
Friday 2 March

AHO Walks with Japanese Students

The AHO will be walking with Japanese University Students who are in Australia to learn English
Balls Head Not Open to the Public
Wednesday 7 March

AHO Training for Councils

Aboriginal Sites Awareness Training for Council staff - Refresher Course.
Coal Loader for Sustainability, Waverton Not Open to the Public
Thursday 8 March

AHO Training for Councils

Aboriginal Sites Awareness Training for Council staff - Compliance Officer Staff.
Coal Loader for Sustainability, Waverton Not Open to the Public
Tuesday 13 March

AHO Training for Councils

Aboriginal Sites Awareness Training for Council staff - Land Management and Outdoor Staff.
Coal Loader for Sustainability, Waverton Not Open to the Public
Wednesday 14 March

AHO Training for Councils

Aboriginal Sites Awareness Training for Council staff - Planner and Project Manager Staff.
Coal Loader for Sustainability, Waverton Not Open to the Public
Thursday 15 March

AHO will be conducting a Guided Walk for RACGP

The AHO will be conducting a guided walk at Balls Head for the Royal Australian College of  General Practioners
Balls head Not Open to the Public
Saturday 24 March

AHO Speaks at Earth Hour

The AHO will be giving 2 guided walks at Earth Hour The event will be held at Genia McCaffery Sustainability Centre and the Balls Head Reserve
Genia McCaffery Centre for Sustaiinability Contact North Sydney Council
Sunday 27 May

AHO will be Walking & Talking with North Sydney Council for Reconciliation & NAIDOC Weeks

The AHO will be conducting a Guided Walk and Presentation The guided walk will be from Little Manly to North Head Sanctuary and we will have a bushtucker lunch supplied by Freds Bush Tucker The presentation will reflect the NAIDOC Theme where Karen will be speaking about her ancestral Grandmothers NAIDOC 2018: Because of her, we can! NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation. There will be a cost for the Bush Tucker lunch
Little Manly to North Head Sanctuary Only open to North Sydney Council Residents and Volunteers
Please contact Andrew Scott North Sydney Council 9936 8258
Sunday 8 July

NAIDOC WEEK 2018

NAIDOC 2018: Because of her, we can!

Statement by National NAIDOC Co-Chairs Dr Anne Martin & Mr Ben Mitchell NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation. Under the theme - Because of her, we can! - NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July. As pillars of our society, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play - active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels. As leaders, trailblazers, politicians, activists and social change advocates, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women fought and continue to fight, for justice, equal rights, our rights to country, for law and justice, access to education, employment and to maintain and celebrate our culture, language, music and art. They continue to influence as doctors, lawyers, teachers, electricians, chefs, nurses, architects, rangers, emergency and defence personnel, writers, volunteers, chief executive officers, actors, singer songwriters, journalists, entrepreneurs, media personalities, board members, accountants, academics, sporting icons and Olympians, the list goes on. They are our mothers, our elders, our grandmothers, our aunties, our sisters and our daughters. Sadly, Indigenous women’s role in our cultural, social and political survival has often been invisible, unsung or diminished. For at least 65,000 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have carried our dreaming stories, songlines, languages and knowledge that have kept our culture strong and enriched us as the oldest continuing culture on the planet. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women were there at first contact. They were there at the Torres Strait Pearlers strike in 1936, the Day of Mourning in 1938, the 1939 Cummeragunja Walk-Off, at the 1946 Pilbara pastoral workers' strike, the 1965 Freedom Rides, the Wave Hill walk off in 1966, on the front line of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in 1972 and at the drafting of the Uluru Statement. They have marched, protested and spoken at demonstrations and national gatherings for the proper recognition of our rights and calling for national reform and justice. Our women were heavily involved in the campaign for the 1967 Referendum and also put up their hands to represent their people at the establishment of national advocacy and representative bodies from the National Aboriginal Congress (NAC) to ATSIC to Land Councils and onto the National Congress for Australia’s First Peoples. They often did so while caring for our families, maintaining our homes and breaking down cultural and institutionalised barriers and gender stereotypes. Our women did so because they demanded a better life, greater opportunities and - in many cases equal rights - for our children, our families and our people. They were pioneering women like Barangaroo, Truganini, Gladys Elphick, Fannie Cochrane-Smith, Evelyn Scott, Pearl Gibbs, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Celuia Mapo Salee, Thancoupie, Justine Saunders, Gladys Nicholls, Flo Kennedy, Essie Coffey, Isabel Coe, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Eleanor Harding, Mum Shirl, Ellie Gaffney and Gladys Tybingoompa. Today, they are trailblazers like Joyce ClagueYalmay Yunupingu, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Nova Peris, Carol Martin, Elizabeth Morgan, Barbara Shaw, Rose Richards, Vonda Malone, Margaret Valadian, Lowitja O’Donoghue, June Oscar, Pat O’Shane, Pat Anderson Jill Milroy, Banduk Marika, Linda Burney and Rosalie Kunoth-Monks – to name but a few. Their achievements, their voice, their unwavering passion give us strength and have empowered past generations and paved the way for generations to come. Because of her, we can!
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