Reconciliation

Reconciliation Action Plan

In 2017, Council and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community representatives met to discuss ways Council could improve its relationship with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, including the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

A Reconciliation Action Plan is a business plan that details how an organisation will contribute towards reconciliation in Australia.  RAPs build the foundations for improving relationships, respect and opportunities through raising cultural awareness within organisations and the broader community. 

Reconciliation Australia is the not-for-profit community organisation responsible for managing the RAP program across Australia, ensuring consistency and quality by setting minimum requirements for the plans.

Council is currently drafting its first RAP, the twelve-month ‘Reflect’ plan.   

 

NAIDOC Week 2018

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. 

NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.

The theme for NAIDOC Week 2018 is ‘Because of her, we can!’

Find out more at: http://www.naidoc.org.au/about/naidoc-week 


Events

NAIDOC Week 2018 in Gympie
Cooloola Aboriginal Services Inc. (CASI) is hosting a number of events in Gympie to celebrate NAIDOC Week. 
Everyone is welcome to attend! 
Feel free to download the flyer and distribute to your friends and networks.


NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony
Monday 9 July 2018, 8.30 to 9.30am 
Nelson Reserve, Jaycee Way, Gympie 
Community comes together to raise the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian Flags. Free morning tea. 


NAIDOC Family Fun Day Celebration
Friday 20 July 2018, 9.30am to 2pm  
**New Venue - Pavilion Conference and Reception Centre Gympie Showgrounds,  77 Exhibition Road, Southside, Gympie 
Enjoy a great day with various entertainers including Comedian Sean Choolburra and Jaimie Dunn and Agro, traditional dancing and storytelling, Song groups, Yarning Circle, games, Gundoo/kids’ corner, animal farm and jumping castle, arts and crafts, the United Synergies coffee van, food available and loads of stalls.  Free event.


NAIDOC Dinner and Dance
Doors open 6pm with dinner at 7.30pm 
Friday 20 July 2018
**New Venue - Pavilion Conference and Reception Centre, Gympie Showgrounds, 77 Exhibition Road, Southside, Gympie 
Entertainment by local band Midlife Krisis, Jaimie Dunn and Agro plus an adult’s only comedy performance by Sean Choolburra as well as a delicious 2 course dinner. Tickets only $40.
Bookings are essential. Contact Aunty Lillian on 0403 050 407 to reserve your seat.


Are you hosting a NAIDOC Week event?
Please contact the Community Partnerships team at community@gympie.qld.gov.au if you would like us to help promote your event.