5 August 2013: ACU celebrates Indigenous Week with activities planned across ACU campuses during the first week in August.
ACU celebrates Indigenous Week with activities planned across ACU campuses during the first week in August organised by The Centre for Indigenous Education and Research (CIER) and the Indigenous Higher Education Units. These celebrations are an opportunity to recognise the history, culture, languages, rights and aspirations of Indigenous Australians.
A program of events will celebrate the Indigenous communities around each ACU campus location, and showcase the rich culture and contributions of Indigenous Australians to ACU. The events offer a fun and relaxed opportunity for all staff to be involved and to enjoy a range of Indigenous-focused activities.
Activities on each campus:
Weemala Indigenous Higher Education Unit at Brisbane's McAuley Campus has organised traditional Indigenous games and yarning with community elders. There will be a morning tea and entertainment, plus the launch of the Yarning Circle. For more information about events and times: Brisbane.
Dhara Daramoolen Indigenous Higher Education Unit at Canberra's Signadou Campus is hosting the Ginar Maliyan Youth Program Art Exhibition. Staff can also enjoy a sausage sizzle and performances by the Wiradjuri Echoes dance group who will showcase traditional and contemporary dances. For more information about events and times: Canberra.
Yalbalinga Indigenous Higher Education Unit at Strathfield's Mount Saint Mary campus and North Sydney's MacKillop Campus have organised a Bush Tucker BBQ, Ganang Spirit Dancers, Move It Mob Style performers and an artist-in-residence tent. For more information about events and times: Strathfield and North Sydney.
Jim-baa-yer Indigenous Education Unit in Melbourne's St Patrick Campus and Ballarat's Aquinas Campus have organised Aboriginal storytelling, Koori Music Cafe, Arts workshop and a Black, White and Brindle Conversation Hour. For more information about events and times: Melbourne and Ballarat.