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RQI News - May 2017
 
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Welcome to the first edition of RQI News. In this edition, we profile activities happening around Queensland in the lead up to and during National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2017. Each year NRW highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievements in the journey towards reconciliation. 

The NRW theme this year is ‘Let’s take the next steps’. This encourages us to reflect on two significant anniversaries that were watershed moments in the nation’s reconciliation journey: 50 years since the 1967 referendum, and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision that overturned the accepted doctrine of terra nullius.

 
 

Defying Boundaries 2017 - Yarning Circle

  Yarning Circle - Defying Boundaries 2017

You are invited to a Yarning Circle in The Gap to talk with local Elders over morning tea about the history of Brisbane’s Boundary Street system. This event is fast approaching (May 13) and RSVPs are essential.

 
 

Defying Boundaries 2017 - Reconciliation Walk

Defying Boundaries 2017 - Reconciliation Walk 

Our annual Defying Boundaries street walk is on again! On the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum (May 27), you are invited to join us on a walk from Boundary Street, Spring Hill to Boundary Street, West End. These streets formed the boundaries of exclusion from the settlement of Brisbane…

 
 

Schools: Get involved in National Reconciliation Week

  Schools: Get involved in National Reconciliation Week

School children of all ages can learn about reconciliation through Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning, designed to support all Australian schools and early learning services to develop environments that foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.

 
 

Survival Day event takes on racism

More than 150 people attended Reconciliation Queensland’s question and answer-style panel discussion on racial discrimination at Arana Leagues Club, Brisbane, on Survival Day (Jan 26).

 
 

PM optimistic on referendum

The ancient Gadigal land of Barangaroo was the setting for the 2016 Recognise Fundraising Gala Dinner, drawing a crowd of more than 600, including prominent Aboriginal and Torres…

 
 

Meet the Management Committee

Get to know the RQI management committee. Read bios for our current Co-chairs Maurice Serico and Peter Jackson, our Secretary, Treasurer and the rest of our team.

Meet our patrons

RQI's patrons are the Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO and Dr Jackie Huggins AM. Jackie has maintained a lifetime commitment to Reconciliation in Queensland and across Australia.