Quarterly newsletter from Reconciliation Queensland
RQI News - August 2018
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Historical truth telling strikes a chord with community

'Don't Keep History a Mystery' was a theme that resonated strongly with Queenslanders during this year's National Reconciliation Week, and beyond.


Walk uncovers Boundary Street history

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Brisbane’s colonial history was remembered on Saturday, June 16, when Aboriginal Elders and reconciliation supporters completed the annual Boundary to Boundary Street Walk.
Also known as the Defying Boundaries Walk, this free annual event recognises the boundaries of exclusion from the settlement of Brisbane that were enforced on Indigenous people at twilight during the 19th century.


Quest for truth telling in Australian history

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Reading for Reconciliation founder Helen Carrick spoke at RQI’s June 23 general meeting about her passion for the truth telling in Australian history and the diverse experiences that set her on this path. A teacher librarian and historian (retired), Helen said she discovered her passion for Indigenous Australian history after hearing from a woman 22 years ago who had been involved in starting up the Nugutana-Lui Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies Centre in Inala.


NRW2018 an invitation to learn, share, grow

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Communities the length and breadth of Queensland came out in force to show their support for NRW2018, which resonated at every level with the theme: ‘Don’t Keep History a Mystery’.
Reconciliation Australia’s flagship event, National Reconciliation Week (27 May – June 3) invited Australians to learn, share, and grow by exploring our past, learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and developing a deeper understanding of our national story.


Yarnin’ Together Brisbane caps off regional tour

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In partnership with Central Queensland University, Reconciliation Queensland  visited Cairns, Townsville and Mackay before the Yarnin’ Together Brisbane forum brought the first phase of its 2018 Reconciliation Series regional tour to a close on May 2. What does Reconciliation mean to You? The tour brought regional communities together to engage them in Q&A-style panel discussions about reconciliation and what it means to them. Those who couldn’t attend in person could view the events on Facebook Live.


AGM scheduled for October 6

RQI members are invited to attend the association's 2018 Annual General Meeting on October 6 at Arana Leagues Club. In order to vote or nominate at the Annual General Meeting, you must be a financial member of RQI.

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