Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations, 13 February 2015

This year marks the 7th anniversary of the National Apology to Australia's First Peoples. Join thousands of Australians in commemorating this sacred moment in our nation's history by attending an event near you.

Events will be held around Australia to commemorate this important day - in schools, workplaces and local government offices. The following list details some of the events happeining across Victoria.

East Ringwood 

What: Screening of 'Nobody's Child' featuring Uncle John Baxter who will be present on the day and guest speaker Aunty Daphne Milward. Lunch provided.
When: 13 February 2015, 10:30am 
Where: The Gathering Place, 47 Patterson Street, East Ringwood
Contact: email mmigp@mmigp.com.au or call 9725 2166

Heywood

What: Welcome to Country, speeches, smoking ceremony, dancers, lunch at Winda-Mara
When: 13 February 2015, 10am
Where: 21 Scott Street, Heywood
Cost: Free but bookings required
Contact: email wmac@windamara.com or call 5527 0000

Preston

What: Koorie Night Market - music, cultural dance performances, Indigenous art, market stalls, kids activities and face painting.
When: 13 February 2015, 6-10pm
Where: Darebin Arts Centre, Crn Bell Street and St. Georges Road, Preston 
Cost: Gold coin donation
Website: www.koorienightmarket.com.au

Shepparton

What: Breakfast celebration with guest speaker Aunty Melva Johnson
When: 13 February 2015, 8am - 8:55am
Where: Queens Gardens, Welsford Street, opposite Eastbank
Cost: Free but bookings essential.
Contact: brodiehumphreys@shepparton.vic.gov.au

Thornbury

What: Luncheon, Welcome to Country and special guest speakers.
When: 13 February 2015, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Where: Aboriginies Advancement League, 2 Watt Street, Thornbury
Cost: Free
Contact: email peggys@vacca.org or freecall 1800 OUR MOB (687 662) 

Webinar (broadcast live from Canberra)

What: Public forum and webinar with a panel question and answer session. 
When: 12 February 2015, 10am - 12 noon (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)
Where: www.healingfoundation.org.au