Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week events
THIS weekend marks two important days for Indigenous Australians.
On Saturday National Sorry Day is the time to remember the Stolen Generations, then on Sunday National Reconciliation Week starts.
This year Reconciliation Week from May 27- June 3 reflects on Reconciliation Australia's 2018 theme, Don't Keep History a Mystery.
It will be a time for reflection and reconciliation when USQ hosts National Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week events across its campuses.
The University of Southern Queensland is gearing up for annual Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF) scholarship ceremonies.
Held as part of National Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week events, the scholarship program awards Indigenous school students scholarships to study at university for their leadership and academic achievements.
The first will be on Friday May 25 at USQ Toowoomba and includes a National Sorry Day ceremony.
In Springfield a Reconciliation Week ceremony will be held on May 31 from 11am-noon in the D Block auditorium.
The official launch of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Workforce Strategy 2018-2020 which will provide a framework for a University-wide approach with the aim of increasing employment and advancement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff will be held on May 29 in the A Block Courtyard at Ipswich and Toowoomba campuses from 11am-noon.
A National Reconciliation Week Public Lecture: Unspoken Legacy: Aboriginal Contributions to Colonial Australia by Dr Ray Kerkhove, surveying the role of Aboriginal societies in shaping 19th Century Australia will be held at USQ Toowoomba on May 30 from noon-1pm in the R113 Lecture Theatre.