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National Reconciliation Week

This week marks 3 important dates:
🔶 The Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum
🔶 National Reconciliation Week (NRW)
🔶 Mabo Day


Read more about these significant events below:


  • Monday 27 May 2024 – 1967 Referendum

    This marks the anniversary of the 1967 referendum where 90.77% of Australian voters voted “Yes” to change two sections of the Constitution to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were no longer treated as second-class citizens.
    Learn more about the referendum here – https://aiatsis.gov.au/explore/1967-referendum

  • Monday 27 May 2024 – Monday 03 June 2024 is National Reconciliation Week (NRW)

    This week, SUFY management and staff will be involved in National Reconciliation Week activities to join the reconciliation conversation and reflect on shared histories, contributions, and achievements. This year’s theme “Now More Than Ever” is a reminder to all that, no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will – and must – continue.
    Find an NRW event near you by clicking this link – https://www.reconciliation.org.au/calendar/

  • Monday 03 June 2024 – Mabo Day

    SUFY celebrates Mabo Day, the anniversary of the historic High Court decision in 1982 where Eddie ‘Koki’ Mabo, and fellow Murray (Mer) Islanders established a claim for native title of the Murray (Mer) Islands in the Torres Strait. Eddie Mabo fought the legal concept that Australia and the Torres Strait Islands were not owned by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples because they did not ‘use’ the land in ways Europeans believed constituted some kind of legal possession.
    Click here to learn more about Mabo Day – https://www.indigenous.gov.au/news…/stories/what-mabo-day

SUFY acknowledges the continued strong connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country and continues to stand with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the spirit of hope and optimism in the ongoing struggle for justice, self-determination, and reconciliation.
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