Our Koori Research and Education Manager Tarina Fanning is leading day two of the Drug Court Education Program. We are so privileged to have Tarina run a workshop on creating a culturally safe program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people participating in the Court.
Artwork - "Striving for a better tomorrow" Mr Dixon Patten, a traditional descendant from the Gunnai and Yorta Yorta peoples."
"Today, I stand on the shoulders of giants." Our congratulations to Cynthia Lui, the first Torres Strait Islander elected into any parliament. Ms Lui has delivered her maiden speech, marking her first week in the Queensland Parliament as the Member for Cook.
Ms Lui honoured Nguzu Muruygul, her ancestors, and Nguzu Buway, her Torres Strait heritage: "I am a proud lamalaig woman of the Kulkalgal nation of the Torres Strait and my connection extends from the central to the eastern islands of Mer and Erub islands." Ms Lui also acknowledged Leeanne Enoch. In 2015, Ms Enoch was sworn in as the first Aboriginal woman elected to the Queensland Parliament. "To my Aboriginal sister, Leeanne Enoch ... It is an honour to embark on this journey with you, just how you have inspired me with your courage, I hope to inspire others with the same courage to break barriers," Ms Lui said.
#womeninleadership#womenleaders#inspiringwomen#voteforwomen#womensmarchsydney#womensmarchbrisbane#womensmarchglobal#womensmarch#cynthialui#aboriginal#torresstraitislander#sisterhood 📷 cred: Brisbane Times
✨📢 ATTENTION SWEETIES •••
THIS PARTY WILL SELL OUT‼️‼️‼️
First Release is now sold out - Final Release is FLYING off the press ••• Don’t be that gurl left out on the streets at Mardi Gras... 🤷🏼♀️
The BIGGEST & SWEETEST expolosion of Indigenous fabulous talents from across the country that the 40th Anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has ever seen is almost here! .
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Entertainment from special guest Sista Girls from the Tiwi Islands, the finalists of MISS FIRST NATION 2017, a full jar of fabulous DJs, and a whole heap of sticky and sweet shows!
Celebrate, party and dance into the night alongside our deadly community to commemorate this momentous occasion!
PARTY PASSPORT acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional owners on who lands we come together to work and host our events.
TUESDAY NEWSDAY | @umiarts Alumni exhibition
It's your last chance to see UMI Arts Alumni exhibition which is on until Friday! UMI Arts as a peak arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland, delivers on an exciting and unique collection of events and activities that strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices, including visual arts and crafts, dance, ceremony, storytelling and music.
The Exhibition Theme is New beginnings, new directions and leading the way forward.
The theme follows the beginning of the new year in 2018 and one that is aimed at pushing the community into the year on a high while inspiring others and setting a standard for the year to come
Location: UMI Arts Michl and MIssi Galleries, 335 Sheridan Street, North Cairns
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm