Reconciliation Barometer: Australians’ Understanding of Racism Heightened in 2020

The Australian Reconciliation Barometer (ARB) is the only survey undertaken in Australia that measures the progress of reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians. The ARB is a national research study conducted by Reconciliation Australia every two years. The 2020 ARB shows that the global and local Black Lives Matter movements […]

IGA Applications Opening in December 2020

We are excited to announce that our 2021 Indigenous Governance Awards applications will be open on the 2nd of December. The awards share and promote success from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations around Australia. There are three categories of Award for outstanding examples of governance in Indigenous-led organisations: Projects or unincorporated initiatives […]

International Indigenous Governance Conference

Reconciliation Australia is partnering with the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute for this two-day virtual conference that provides First Nations peoples with a valuable opportunity for knowledge sharing and networking. We’ll be taking to your screen in a virtual format, so join us from anywhere and everywhere! The two-day event will collectively bring together a broad network of leaders in the […]

NAIDOC Week 2020

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year the week has been moved to 8-15 November 2020 due to COVID 19. NAIDOC week will be celebrated by all Australians, with events taking place throughout November. To get involved […]

Indigenous Business Month

The Indigenous Business Month runs annually from the 1st to the 31st October to celebrate and acknowledge Indigenous Business across Australia. This event was started by the alumni of MURRA Indigenous Business Program at The University of Melbourne, who had a desire to not only to celebrate Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs, but also acknowledge their […]

13th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

The 13 September 2020 marks the 13th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP). The declaration founded a framework for the basic human rights of Indigenous peoples. The Declaration establishes a universal framework of minimum standards of fair treatment of Indigenous peoples as they relate to their vast circumstances. The […]

Indigenous Literacy Day

Every year on the 2nd of September The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) host Indigenous Literacy Day. The day is celebrated in hopes of raising awareness for the gap in education between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and increase opportunities for the children that need it most. This Indigenous Literacy Day we celebrate the resilience of our […]

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020

On the 9th of August, we celebrated the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This is an international celebration that commemorates the date of the inaugural session of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations at the United Nations (UN) in 1982. This year’s theme was ‘COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples’ resilience’. Preservation of culture and […]