Welcome to the latest edition of the APN Bulletin.
Please see the latest news below.
National Sorry Day Event - Fitzroy
A gentle reminder to all about the unveiling of the Stolen Generations marker this Saturday afternoon (see attached flyer).
It will be a very historic event and everyone is welcome to attend.
Further details call Bev Murray Program Manager Link-Up Victoria Tel: 03 9287 8076
3.00pm – 5.30pm Saturday 26 May 2018
National Sorry Day
Atherton Gardens Corner Brunswick and Gertrude streets, Fitzroy
MC - Jemima Potter
Speech from Darebin Mayor - Kim Le Cerf
Film - Occupation Native
Aboriginal Speaker - Evajo Edwards
Reconcilation Week events in Banyule
From The Belly Of The Snake Judy Nicholson and family
Banyule is located in the heartland of the Wurundjeri willam, and in celebration of Reconciliation Week 2018, Hatch Contemporary Arts Space proudly presents an exhibition of works by local Wurundjeri artist Judy Nicholson.
Along with members of her family Judy will present an exhibition exploring Wurundjeri country, its plants and animals, people and places, in a contemporary re-imaging of Wurundjeri culture, connection and continuation. Opening: Thursday 24 May (6pm - 8pm)
Join us on opening night to learn, share, celebrate and grow through Judy's creative vision.
FREE. ALL WELCOME! Hatch Contemporary Arts Space 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe Victoria 3079 Exhibition runs to Saturday 9 June
This exhibition forms part of a range of events across Banyule during Reconciliation Week, including film screenings, basket weaving with Aunty Dot Lovett, and a Sorry Day Smoking Ceremony and Flag Raising at 11am on Friday 25th May at 275 Upper Heidelberg Rd Ivanhoe.
Invitation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Geelong for a NAIDOC project
An exciting project being held by the City of Greater Geelong for this years NAIDOC theme Because of Her We Can is about to take place!
All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who live in the Geelong region are invited to submit stories about women who have made an impact on their lives.
It could be your mother, sister, daughter, nanna, aunty, or even your teacher, a mentor, anyone that has impacted you! It could also be someone who has passed, that you have a picture of and are happy to bring along on the day to share their story.
On Saturday, 19th May, you are invited to come out to Narana Cultural Centre where there will be photographers, journalists, film crew (just small one of course!) all being supported by a group of amazing Aboriginal young people, ready to capture your story and the woman you are talking about to celebrate them.
We want as many stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as possible, so that we can make a huge impact on the collection for future generations to enjoy.
Please share this email to all your contacts in the hopes that it will reach Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people all over Geelong.
If you want further information, please contact
Community Development and Engagement Officer
City of Greater Geelong P: 03 5272 5061 E: email@example.com
RECONCILIATION IN THE PARK 2018
The National Reconciliation Week theme this year is: Don't Keep History a Mystery.
This year sees the first public screening of short films telling the stories of local community members: Djillong: Our History, Our Story, Our Future - strengthening knowledge of local Aboriginal history and culture.
PLEASE promote the event as widely as you are able to through your contacts.
Please find attached the flier for this years Reconciliation in the Park: Sunday 27th May 2018.
Indigenous Australians: The Promise of the Future
LaTrobe University will host Aboriginal leaders Noel Pearson and Professor Megan Davis to speak on the future relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. Please pass via your own networks
Speakers: Noel Pearson comes from the Guugu Yimidhirr community of Hope Vale on south eastern Cape York Peninsula. Mr Pearson is a lawyer, and Founder and Director of Strategy of the Cape York Partnership. Mr Pearson also co-founded the Cape York Land Council, and helped to establish Apunipima Health Council, Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation and Indigenous Enterprise Partnerships. Mr Pearson served as a member of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians and the Referendum Council.
Professor Megan Davis is Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous and Professor of Law, UNSW. Prof Davis is an expert member of the United Nations Human Rights Council's Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Prof Davis is a constitutional lawyer who was a member of the Referendum Council and the Expert Panel on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution. Megan is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and a Commissioner on the Australian Rugby League Commission. Megan supports the North Queensland Cowboys and the QLD Maroons.