First Nations Calendar

2024Koori Curriculum Key Dates
January 26 (churches, Sunday before ... )Aboriginal Sunday
January 26Invasion Day / Day of Mourning / Survival Day

Anniversary of 1972 Establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra
February 4Anniversary of the Cummeragunja Walk Off, 1939
February 12Anniversary of beginning 15 day Freedom Ride in 1965
February 12-19Ochre Ribbon Week
February 13National Apology Day
February 21International Mother Language Day
March 11 to 21Cultural Diversity Week
March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

National Close the Gap Day

The Truth about Harmony Day/Week
May 26National Sorry Day

Uluru Statement from the Heart Anniversary
May 271967 Referendum Anniversary
May 27 to June 3National Reconciliation Week
May 29Torres Strait Islander Flag Day
June 3Mabo Day
July (First week)NAIDOC Week
July 2 (churches)ATSI Sunday
July 9, 1971Aboriginal Flag first raised in Victoria Square, Adelaide
August 4National ATSI Children's Day
August 9International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
August 14 & 28Yirrkala Bark Petitions tabled in Parliament Anniversary
August 19World Humanitarian Day
August 23Wave Hill Walk-Off Anniversary
September (First Wednesday)Indigenous Literacy Day
September 13United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People Anniversary
OctoberIndigenous Business Month
October 20 to 27Aboriginal Languages Week (NSW)
October 24World Kangaroo Day - The Yuin Declaration for Kangaroos
October 26Uluru Handback Anniversary
November 2Anniversary of planting Aboriginal flag in England, 1976
December 10United Nations Human Rights Day
December 20Barunga Statement Anniversary
December 24Native Title Act Anniversary

Acknowledgement of Country

JAM! meets and works in ‘Mirring-gnay-bir-nong’ (Maribyrnong), which can translate as ‘I can hear a ringtail possum’, on the stolen lands of the Bunurong/Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri/Woiwurrung of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge, recognise and respect their Ancestors, Elders and families as the traditional owners of this land who have never ceded sovereignty.

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