There is so much happening around Queensland in the lead up to and during National Reconciliation Week 2013! See below for listings of some of the public events around the state as well as private events that RQI will be attending:

NRW PUBLIC EVENTS & ACTIVITIES All welcome. Please attend if you can!

Reconciliation — Walk along the Esplanade Cairns
Sunday 19 May, 9.15am at Fogarty Park Stage
Guest speaker RQI Patron Dr Jackie Huggins AM

Dedication of a Memorial to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service men and women — Forum & discussion.
Thursday 23 May, 9.30am onwards
Griffith University Logan Campus, Building LO7, Room 4.07
Speakers Dr Dale Kerwin and Professor Boni Robertson

Metro North Hospital and Health Service Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Reconciliation Art Exhibition
24 May–28 June
RBWH Art Space, ground floor walkway between the Ned Hanlon and Joyce Tweddell Buildings

Opening and Market Day, Wednesday 29 May 10am – 2pm
The annual RBWH Reconciliation Week Market Day will once again be held on the level 1 Atrium and will feature stalls selling various traditional and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and crafts as well as information leaflets, flags, badges and a raffle run at the RQI stall (prizes are a Reconciliation Board Game and three large flags — Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander). There will also be artworks and prints for sale at the RQI stall which Joan Winter is bringing along from her Gallery. Joan will donate 30% of sales to RQI. Please contact the Marketing and Events office on 3646 1525 for more information.

Launch of National Reconciliation Week — Brisbane
Friday 24 May, 6–8pm Queensland Multicultural Centre
Guest Speakers: The Hon Kevin Rudd MP and RQI Patron Dr Jackie Huggins AM & Steve Price (FOGS) Please RSVP by Tuesday 21 May 2013 to attend as numbers are limited.
Email co-chair@rqi.org.au or phone 0458 071 367

Winnam Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders Corporation
National Sorry Day Ceremony

Saturday 25 May, 7am
Break Water Park, Wynnum Esplanade, (opposite old fish markets)
Followed by BBQ Breakfast. All welcome. For more information phone 3396 3431 or email winnam@tpg.com.au

Orleigh Park National Sorry Day Ceremony
Saturday 25 March, 9am
at the Sorry Day Plaque Site, Riverside Terrace, Hill End
Followed by BBQ breakfast. All welcome.

Nungeena Aboriginal Co-op Reconciliation Group — Sunshine Coast
Saturday 25 May, 11–2pm
60 Streek Road, Glass House Mountains Sunshine Coast QLD
Guest Speakers: Senator Claire Moore and SCRC Mayor Mark Jamieson
BBQ Lunch, screening “The Sapphires”, Dancing and Didgeridoo playing
RQI attendees Non-Indigenous Co-chair Peter Jackson and World Vision’s Grant Paulson

Stylin’ Up — Inala
Saturday 25 May, 11–6pm
CJ Greenfield Sports Complex, Freeman Road, Inala
Indigenous Hip Hop/R&B Music& Dance Free all ages event. Go to www.stylinup.com.au for more info

Teralba Park Commemorative Site Support Group
National Sorry Day Dawn Ceremony

Sunday 26 May, 6:50am for 7:00am start
Teralba Park, Cnr Osborne Road/Pullen Road, Everton Park (entry from Pullen Road)
Followed by breakfast in the park. All welcome!
For further information contact Teralba Park Commemorative Site Support Group.
Chair: Christine Wellington-Stuart, mob. 0400 854 781
Secretary: Glenine Hamlyn, mob. 0448 123 802

The Benarrawa Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Solidarity Group
National Sorry Day Dawn Ceremony

Sunday 26 May, 7.00am
at the “Journey Home” Plaque, by the river, Sherwood Arboretum (Joseph St entrance)
The 45 minute ceremony will be followed by a shared breakfast in the park. Please bring along light breakfast fare to share. Tea and coffee provided. For more information please call Benarrawa Community Development Association. Ph 3379 9925 or email benarrawa@westnet.com.au

Balaangala Community Group — Sorry Day at The Gap
Sunday 26 May, 3.30 pm
98 Yoorala St, The Gap
For enquiries please email mcpeile@gmail.com

Noonga Reconciliation Group National Sorry Day Ceremony at Kalinga Park, Clayfield
Monday 27 May
Morning tea will be served from 10.00am
Ceremony will commence at 10.30am

at the “Stolen Generations Memorial Site”, Kalinga Park. Enter via Park Avenue, Clayfield. Drive through gates to parking area. Follow walking path to the left past playground, to memorial site. For further information contact Lorrene Kublick. Phone 3266 6085 Email: lorrenek@optusnet.com.au

National Reconciliation Week — Cairns Launch
Monday 27 May, 10–2.00pm
Cairns Esplanade north of the lagoon
Guest Speakers include RQI Patron Dr Jackie Huggins AM.
Support team includes QRI Non-Indigenous Co-Chair Peter Jackson, RQI members Brendan Leishman, Karen Logan and Aunty Flo Watson.
Flash Dance Mob – link up with Federation Square Melbourne Dancers with Cairns Flash Dance Mob

National Reconciliation Week — Brisbane Queen Street Mall
Monday 27 May, 12–2.00pm
Guest Speaker RQI Indigenous Co-Chair Aunty Heather Castledine
Anglicare in partnership with QUT supported by Anglican Diocese of Brisbane SRC hosting a Recognition event supporting Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia’s constitution. A celebratory event with performers, music and small stalls.

Kuril Dhagun State Library of Queensland — Logan State of Mind
Monday 27 May, 6pm
Acknowledgement Aunty Flo Watson
Visit www.slq.qld.gov.au for more info

Reconciliation — Indigenous Veterans Ceremony — Brisbane
Wednesday 29 May, 10am–12 noon
Shrine of Remembrance Anzac Square Brisbane
Laying of Wreath Ceremony
RQI members attending Mark Baumgart & Trish Parkinson

Reconciliation — Oakey
Oakey State School — Sausage sizzle and Reconciliation discussion
Wednesday 29 May, 6pm
1 Campbell Street, Oakey
Guest Speakers RQI Indigenous Co-Chair Aunty Heather Castledine and RQI member Rosalie Raciti

Reconciliation — Toowoomba & Dalby
Talking Reconciliation
Thursday/Friday/Saturday 30 & 31 May & 1 June
Guest Speakers RQI Indigenous Co-chair Aunty Heather Castledine and RQI member Rosalie Raciti

Reconciliation — Logan City
RQI Logan Youth Arm and Community Church Elders
Public Prayer session

Saturday 1 June, 9.30–10.30pm
Ewing Park on Logan Road side near Skate Bowl

Art Exibition — My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia
1 June – 7 October
Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Southbank, Brisbane
Free admission
This exhibition will be the Gallery’s largest ever exhibition of contemporary Indigenous Australian art. It will feature works by Indigenous Australian artists from across the country.
Visit the GOMA website for more information http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions

Reconciliation — Goondiwindi
Sunday 2 June, 9.30-4.00pm
Morning in the Park — Sausage sizzle plus stalls
Speakers RQI Indigenous Co-Chair Aunty Heather Castledine and RQI member Rosalie Raciti

ReconciliACTION State Library of Queensland Kuril Dhagun
Sunday 02 June, 10.30am – 4pm
FREE PUBLIC EVENT — a fun-filled day for all Queenslanders and a great way to end National Reconciliation Week. Visit www.slq.qld.gov.au for more info.

Reconciliation — Cherbourg
Monday 3 June, 11am
Ration Shed Cherbourg – Speakers plus Sausage sizzle stalls and Reconciliation Board Game. Speakers RQI Indigenous Co-Chair Aunty Heather Castledine and RQI member Rosalie Raciti

Mabo Day — Benarrawa Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Solidarity Group
Monday 3 June, 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start
Pamphlett Sea Scouts Den, Graceville Avenue Graceville
Please come and join Benarrawa Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Solidarity Group and Pamphlett Venturer Scouts to see ‘MABO’ the movie. Entry by Donation: proceeds go to the ‘Back to Country Fund’. A light supper will be served. For more information please call Paula and Kerrie at Benarrawa Community Development Association ph 3379 9925 or email benarrawa@westnet.com.au

NRW Week PRIVATE EVENTS
During National Reconciliation Week 2013, RQI representatives will be attending the private events listed below.

Reconciliation Session
Wednesday 22 May Brisbane City Council
Guest Speaker Aunty Flo Watson

Arrow Energy RAP LAUNCH
Thursday 23 May
Guest Speaker Aunty Flo Watson

Sorry Day — Logan
Sunday 26 May 4–6pm
Combined service for Tongan Church Elders and other Elders
Hope Centre on the Hill, Cnr of Queens & Kingston Roads Logan City
Guest Speakers include RQI Non-Indigenous Co-Chair Peter Jackson

Reconciliation & Recognition Evening — Logan City
(Private Event) Tuesday 28 May, 5–7.30pm
Logan Elders and Logan Chamber of Commerce
Logan Central Library, 26 Wilbur Street, Logan Central
Guest Speakers CEO Reconciliation Australia Leah Armstrong and Deputy Mayor Logan City Councillor Russell Watson.

Reconciliation — Cairns Indigenous Leaders of the Future — Years 8 & 9
Tuesday & Wednesday 28–29 May
Guest Speakers RQI Non-Indigenous Co-Chair Peter Jackson and RQI member Brendan Leishman

Reconciliation — Townsville
Indigenous Catholic Council Reconciliation Dinner
Saturday 1 June, 8pm
Guest Speakers include RQI Patron Dr Jackie Huggins AM and RQI Co-Chair Non–Indigenous Peter Jackson