Indigenous community events
USQ supports a number of significant Indigenous community events, including:
- Day of Mourning/Survival Day – on the Australia Day public holiday, the Indigenous community celebrates the survival of the Indigenous cultures
- Harmony Day – a day that encourages tolerance between all Australians regardless of heritage or cultural background
- National Sorry Day – marks the anniversary of the tabling of the Bringing Them Home report to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
- National Reconciliation Week – this week is celebrated with activities across Australia, ending with Mabo Day
- Mabo Day – commemorates the 1992 High Court decision that recognised the existence of native title rights in Australia
- Coming of Light Festival – the day Torres Strait Islanders commemorate with religious and cultural ceremonies the day in 1871 when the London Missionary Society first arrived in the Torres Strait
- National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) – a week that celebrates Aboriginal and Islander people and culture
- National Aboriginal and Islander Day – first observed in 1988 each year, this day is marked with a special theme each year
- International Day of the World’s Indigenous People – a day marked to recognise Indigenous history, culture, languages, rights and aspirations throughout the world
- Moving forward together forum – an interactive forum between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in the spirit of reconciliation
Want more information?
For more information or to become involved in these special events, please contact the Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges.