How to get involved this 26 January

News | Posted January 25, 2022
How to get involved this 26 January

The marking of 26 January is an important date in Australia’s history, but, celebrating the arrival of the First Fleet conjures feelings of both pride and pain: there is so much to celebrate about Australia – but for many, “Australia Day” is a difficult day for mourning.

​​​​​​​Australia Day is an opportunity to celebrate the survival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, and their ongoing spiritual and cultural connections to the land, seas, and waterways, and an opportunity to immerse yourself in, and appreciate the culture.​​​​​​​

Visit the Australia Day website to find an event in your local community or view the many resources available.

Where can I celebrate Australia Day with Aboriginal people?

  • A blog by Yorta Yorta woman, Taneshia Atkinson – Read now
  • What does Australia Day mean to Aboriginal People? Watch now
  • 10 things you should know about January 26 – Read now
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People make up just 3.3% of the Australian population, we must stand with our First Nations People to influence change. Six ways to stand in solidarity with Indigenous Australians this Survival Day – Read now
  • Purchase a conversation starter book – Buy here
  • Clothing the Gaps – conversation starter streetwear and merchandise – View the range here

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