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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.