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 equality and understanding, greater study, employment and research prospects and the reciprocation of knowledge.
For a comprehensive list of all the activities that CQUni will be participating in as part of Reconciliation Week, head to our events page.
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.
Don't keep history a mystery: Learn. Share. Grow.
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 26||Invasion/ Survival/ Australia Day|
|February 13||National Apology Day|
|March 15||National Close the Gap Day|
|April 5||Bringing Them Home Stolen Generations|
|May 26||National Sorry DAy|
|May 27||The anniversary of the 1967 Referendum|
|May 27 - June 3||National Reconciliation Week|
|June 3||Mabo Day and end of Reconciliation Week|
|July 8 - 15||NAIDOC Week|
|August 4||National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day|
|August 9||International Day of Indigenous People|
|September 6||Indigenous Literacy Day|