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NAIDOC Week 2017

03 July 2017

NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.

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Reconciliation: A never-ending journey

27 May 2017

Australia has been on a conscious journey towards reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the rest of the Australian community for the past 50 years.

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National Sorry Day 2017

26 May 2017

National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance that acknowledges the impact of Australia’s Stolen Generations.

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9th Anniversary of The Apology

13 February 2017

The anniversary of the Apology to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the House of Representatives on 13 February 2008 by former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.

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National Reconciliation Week 2016

27 May 2016

Australians to reflect on our national identity, and the place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and rights in our nation’s story

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Activities for National Reconciliation Week 2016

27 May 2016

As Australians, we are all here, woven into this country. As part of our reconciliation journey, there are truths to tell, stories to celebrate, and relationships to grow. Reconciliation is at the heart of our nations’ future. Join us on our nation’s

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The Apology

12 February 2016

The anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations is on February 13 and we are celebrating the strength and courage of our Stolen Generations heroes.

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Native Title & Wik

23 December 2015

Acknowledging the anniversary of the handing down of the Wik Peoples v The State of Queensland decision of the High Court of Australia delivered on 23 December 1996 on whether statutory leases extinguish native title rights.

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Native Title & Mabo

22 December 2015

The Native Title Act 1993 is part of the Commonwealth Government's response to the historic High Court's Mabo decision that recognised Aboriginal occupation of Australia before 1788.

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Human Rights Day 2015

10 December 2015

Fifty years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted two international treaties that would forever shape international human rights

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Congratulations Kirsty Fealy!

03 December 2015

Kirsty Fealy, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student has been selected to be college captain for 2016.

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Universal Children's Day

20 November 2015

By resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children.

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International Day for Tolerance

16 November 2015

In 1996, the UN General Assembly invited the Un Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public.

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Social Justice Convention 2015, Mater Christi College Belgrave

12 November 2015

Mater Christi College Belgrave and St Joseph’s College Ferntree Gully gathered in October to consider the important issue of forced closure of Indigenous communities. Organised by the Mater Christi Year 11 Council.

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Remembrance Day 2015

11 November 2015

Every year, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we pause to remember our servicemen and women.

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National Recycling Week 2015

09 November 2015

For National Recycling Week 2015, Planet Ark is answering the BIG recycling questions...

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Year 12 Graduation Dinner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students in Catholic Schools Victoria 2015

27 October 2015

The 2015 inaugural gathering of the Catholic Education of Victoria’s Year 12 Graduation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students in Catholic Schools Victoria.

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Make Indigenous Poverty History

15 October 2015

The Make Indigenous Poverty History project aims to ensure that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) do not overlook the poverty suffered by Indigenous Peoples around the world, especially in Australia.

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Be part of the VAEAI Koorie Year 12 Yearbook 2015!

14 October 2015

A message and invitation from Geraldine Atkinson re your inclusion in the VAEAI Year 12 Yearbook for 2015

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Anti-Poverty Week 2015

14 October 2015

Bulding a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination

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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Conference 2015

13 August 2015

NATSIEC 2015 Identity, Culture and Learning - Be a part of the largest gathering of experts and partners, Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th November, 2015 at Pullman and Mercure in Albert Park, Melbourne

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NAIDOC 2015 - Sharing culture...

24 June 2015

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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National Sorry Day Reflection 2015

26 May 2015

National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on May 26 each year.

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Remembering an Aboriginal ANZAC - William Reginald Rawlings MM (1890 – 1918)

23 April 2015

The poem ‘To My Brother Bill’ was written by John S Egan of Purnim and published in the Hamilton Spectator on 23 May 1918.

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FAQs about ...

25 March 2015

Answers to questions about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that will assist the reader learn, understand , appreciate and celebrate the Aboriginal story of Melbourne and beyond.

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 21 March 2015

21 March 2015

We fight racism everywhere, every day – throughout the year. But 21 March is a special day, proclaimed by the General Assembly in October 1966 as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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Harmony Day 21 March 2015

21 March 2015

Harmony Day (21 March) celebrates Australia's cultural diversity. It's about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

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Bullying. No Way!

20 March 2015

Be part of a growing nationwide movement to 'Take a Stand Together' against bullying and violence.

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National Close the Gap Day - Thursday 19 March, 2015

19 March 2015

Join more than 200,000 Australians of all ages and backgrounds who are supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality. Register for National Close the Gap Day, Thursday 19 March, 2015.

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Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations

13 February 2015

This day marks the 7th Anniversary of the National Apology to Australia's First Peoples – a sacred moment in our nation's history that must never be forgotten.

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2015 Significant cultural dates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

21 January 2015

Significant cultural dates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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CEOM 2014 Year 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduation

05 October 2014

The night commenced with an official Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri Elder, Uncle Colin Hunter. Delsie Lillyst, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander with the Catholic Education Office Melbourne compiled a power point that featured 34 of our students.

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Catholic Education Office Melbourne celebrates National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week

08 July 2014

The Catholic Education Office Melbourne celebrated National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week recognising the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Rotary Scholarship Recipient

03 March 2013

Rotary Scholarship Recipient

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Events 2013.

21 January 2013

A list of significant dates in 2013

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WATTA WATNANDA- Education & Cultural Day For Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Students

03 August 2012

Celebrate: Cultural Heritage Faith and Spirituality Leadership and Responsibility

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Indigenous Literacy Day- WEDNESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2012

15 March 2012

THE INDIGENOUS LITERACY PROJECT: Opportunity for School Participation

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2012 Indigenous diary dates

30 January 2012

a list of significant dates

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2011 year 12 celebration

03 November 2011

Celebrating Success: Year 12 Graduation Dinner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students

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Significant Diary Dates for 2011

21 April 2011

Details and dates for significant Indigenous events throughout 2011

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Catholic Education Office Indigenous Parent Forum

17 March 2011

Indigenous Parent Forum- CEOM

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A River Dreaming Art Exhibition

01 January 2011

A River Dreaming is an inspiring story about hope in the midst of adversity. This delightful, imaginative book contains an important message for all Australians. It explores Betty Pike’s personal story of dislocation from culture and loss of identity.

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The Governor General's Indigenous Student Teacher Scholarship Awards 2010

24 August 2010

Mathew Lillyst wins Governor General's Indigenous Student Teacher Scholarship Award

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Professional Learning 2010

01 July 2010

Activity Name: AGQTP Indigenous Literacy and Numeracy Framework and Cultural Literacies Activity Code: 10QTP061A Activity Name: Indigenous Perspectives in an Inquiry based model Activity Code: 10STS405A

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Friends Igniting Reconciliation through Education

02 November 2009

Melbourne Girls Grammar, has lodged a RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan) with Reconciliation Australia.

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Welcoming visitors to the land of the Wurundjeri

26 September 2009

The area round the MCG was always a ceremony place for the Wurundjeri. It was close to fresh water and on a slight rise, which meant anyone approaching could be seen. Two spirit totems rule over Wurundjeri land - Bunjil, the eagle, and Waa, the crow.

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