What's On in Northern Beaches

When What Where Contact
Tuesday 22 May

AHO Walks with CCNB

The AHO will be conducting a guided walk with Community Care Northern Beaches. The Walk will be in the Warriwood Wetlands  
Warriwood Wetlands Not Open to the Public
Thursday 24 May

AHO Speaks at Weaving Bridges Session

Please join Northern Beaches Council for weekly weaving sessions leading to Weaving Somerville Bridge which stretches from Manly to Queenscliff All who wish to be a part of this wonderful weaving sessions, with the help of Karleen Green our wonderful Aboriginal Weaver, please come along. This years weaving theme for the Bridge honours Aboriginal Woman and the NAIDOC Theme 'Because of Her We Can'. Please contact elizabeth.graves@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au for all details and locations and to register or turn up and register on the day
Northern Beaches elizabeth.graves@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
Sunday 27 May

Reconciliation Week

27 May - 3 June - Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week was initiated in 1996 to provide a special focus for nationwide activities. The week is a time to reflect on achievements so far and the things which must still be done to achieve reconciliation. National Reconciliation Week offers people across Australia the opportunity to focus on reconciliation, to hear about the cultures and histories of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to explore new and better ways of meeting challenges in our communities. The Week is timed to coincide with two significant dates in Australia’s history, which provide strong symbols of our hopes and aims for reconciliation: 27 May and 3 June. http://www.communityservices.act.gov.au/atsia/significant_dates
Monday 28 May

AHO Attends meeting with Steering Committee

Manly Chambers
Manly Council Chambers Not Open to the Public
Tuesday 29 May

AHO will be Part of Video Conferencing at Manly Library

The AHO will be working with the MEC to present Video Conferencing for Reconciliation Week Schools can book into the Video Conference by contacting Robynne Millward
Manly Library Robynne Millward
9976 1426
Wednesday 30 May

AHO Conducts Guided Walk Manly Dam with the MEC

The AHO will be conducting a guided Walk for the MEC at Manly Dam. We also hope to have a Bush Tucker Lunch. This will cost participants $20 Bookings Essential
Manly Dam Robynne Millward
D: 02 9976 1426
Sunday 3 June


Mabo Day is in recognition of Eddie ‘Koiki’ Mabo and marks the anniversary of the High Court of Australia’s judgement in 1992 in the Mabo case. The decision overturned a legal fiction that Australia was terra nullius (a land belonging to no one) at the time of British colonisation.The case made against the State of Queensland on 3 June accepted the claim by Eddie Mabo and the other claimants that their people (the Meriam peoples) had occupied the Islands of Mer for hundreds of years before the arrival of the British. This is a day of particular significance for Torres Strait Islander Australians as Eddie ‘Koiki’ Mabo’s name is synonymous with native title rights. The High Court found that the Meriam people were ‘entitled as against the whole world to possession, occupation, use and enjoyment of lands in the Murray Islands.’
Thursday 7 June

Bush Tukka YARNUP with Corey Grech

Corey is a Gamilaraay Man from Coonabarabran. He will be sharing his perspective on the future of food in our country. Come along and listen to his talk on Bush Tukka and enjoy a Kangaroo Pie and a Lemon Myrtle Ginger Beer.
Manly Town Hall Council Chambers Please rsvp 9976 1509 or aho@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au thank you.
Tuesday 12 June

AHO Visits Newport Public School

The AHO gives two presentations on Aboriginal Heritage and Culture at Newport Public School
Newport Public School Not Open to the Public
Thursday 21 June

AHO Takes Mackellar Girls on a Guided Walk

The AHO will be taking the Accelerated Aboriginal Studies Class from Mackellar Girls on a guided Walk of their local area
Manly Area Not Open to the Public
Tuesday 3 July

Video Conferencing to Schools

The AHO will be speaking to several schools via Video Conferencing. The AHO will be talking about Aboriginal Heritage and Culture and the Theme and story of NAIDOC Week 'Because of Her We Can'
Manly Library Meeting Room Bookings Please contact Robynne Millward Manly Environment Centre
Wednesday 4 July

AHO Walks with North Balgowlah School

The AHO will be taking several classes from North Balgowlah Public School for a series of guided walks
Grotto Point Not Open to the Public
Sunday 8 July


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!
Nation Wide Events Nationwide
Sunday 8 July

AHO Walks with Manly Environment Centre

The AHO Walks and Talks with Manly Environment Centre around the North Head Sanctuary
North Head Sanctuary Please contact Manly Environment Centre and Robynne Millward
Tuesday 10 July

AHO Speaks at the Launch of Weaving Bridges

The AHO will be speaking at the Launch of the Weaving Bridges Project which stretches along the Somerville Bridge from Manly to Queenscliff. This year the NAIDOC theme 'Because of Her We Can' has been explored in our Weaving. Aboriginal women gathered 80% of all food and this Weaving project facilitated by our Aboriginal Weaver Karleen Green,  is to show a small snapshot of food and environments food was collected in.  
Northern Beaches Community Centre elizabeth.graves@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
Thursday 12 July

AHO Speaks with Northern Beaches Council

The AHO will be raising the Aboriginal Flag and giving a short address on the NAIDOC theme 'Because of Her We Can'
Northern Beaches Council - Central