National Reconciliation Week

27 May - 3 June, 2018

CQUniversity respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and learn, and pay respect to the First Nations Peoples and the elders, past, present and future.

CQUni is a truly inclusive and engaged university. This year, during National Reconciliation Week we encourage all staff, students and alumni to embrace the Reconciliation Week theme of Don’t keep history a mystery: Learn. Share. Grow. In doing so we will celebrate the activities and achievements of our many Indigenous students, staff, alumni and stakeholders.

In 2017, CQUniversity launched its Reconciliation Action Plan which has been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. Through this Action Plan, CQUniversity commits to building long-term, respectful partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout its many campuses, study hubs and study centres and their neighbouring local communities. We will do this by enabling everyone in our university community to build stronger relationships and sustainable opportunities that will lead to equality and understanding, greater study, employment and research prospects and the reciprocation of knowledge.

Reconciliation means different things to different people.

It could mean:
* Changing relationships for the better
* Forging a new relationship between the wider community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
* Working together to build a better future

How do we achieve it?

* Acknowledging our history and its legacies – both positive and negative
* Recognising the inherent rights, laws, customs, religions and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia and have unique cultural relationships with the land, sea and waterways
* Respecting each other’s culture
* Reinforcing that there is no place for racism or discrimination in Queensland
* Displaying positive attitudes, a spirit of goodwill, mutual respect
* Building relationships so that we can work together to create a better future.

Reconciliation Week Events

CQUniversity will be participating in a number of events as part of Reconciliation Week, find out what is happening near you on our events page.

Don't keep history a mystery: Learn. Share. Grow.

Reconciliation Week 2018 - April Cunningham Transcript
Reconciliation Week 2018 - Henrietta Marrie Transcript
Reconciliation Week 2018 - Robina Mann Transcript

Celebrating success at CQUni

Henrietta immortalised in Cairns mural artwork
Caloundra culture champion on crest of a wave
CQUni Associate Professor officially presented with OAM
Families share in the joy at CQUni Gladstone graduation
Indigenous student pledges to account for himself on return to the outback
Viewing the reef through prism of Indigenous creation stories
First in family Indigenous student among grads at CQUni Townsville
Alumnus Nareeta excited in wake of prestigious First Nations law student award
Campus mural project becomes an inspiring outdoor gallery

Calendar of significant indigenous events

CQUni is proud to celebrate and participate in Indigenous activities and recognise the following significant Indigenous events in 2018:

January 26Invasion/ Survival/ Australia Day
February 13National Apology Day
March 15National Close the Gap Day
April 5Bringing Them Home Stolen Generations
May 26National Sorry Day
May 27The anniversary of the 1967 Referendum 
May 27 - June 3National Reconciliation Week
June 3Mabo Day and end of Reconciliation Week
July 8 - 15NAIDOC Week
August 4National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day
August 9International Day of Indigenous People
September 6Indigenous Literacy Day