Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Events

National Reconciliation Week: 27 May – 3 June 

The 2020 National Reconciliation Week theme is In This Together. Each year Reconciliation Week looks to highlight the ongoing journey of our nation as we strive towards an equitable future where the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and non-Indigenous communities are build on a foundation of respect, understanding and acknowledgement of the history of our country.

Koori Kids NAIDOC School Initiative 2020

NAIDOC Week is occurs across the nation each year during July to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions, achievements, histories and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

We are delighted to announce the “2020 NAIDOC Week” Indigenous Art/short story and Creative/Essay writing Competitions.

2020 NAIDOC Week Theme: Always Was, Always Will Be. 5-12 July 2020

The 2020 NAIDOC theme is Always Was, Always Will Be. The theme recognises that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have occupies and cared for the continent for over 65,000 years, acknowledging the nation’s true history and the true beginning of our nation. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australian to celebrate and learn more about the First Peoples of this nation. 

Reconciliation NSW: Schools Reconciliation Challenge 2020

The annual Schools Reconciliation Challenge is back for 2020 with the theme Caring for Country. The Challenge is an opportunity for students to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages through the lens of the Visual Arts and English Syllabus by either creating an artwork or creative writing piece that reflects this year’s theme.

The Challenge for 2020 is now open to all NSW and ACT students in Years 5-9.