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Indigenous Connection Committee Newsletter #1

Published by South Eastern Community Connect, 2021-11-09 00:35:45

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South Eastern Community Connect INDIGENOUS CONNECTION COMMITTEE Issue No.1 | November 2021 Welcome to the first newsletter. This is a monthly newsletter released by the Indigenous Connection Committee at South Eastern Community Connect (SECC). What's new? Decals of the Aboriginal Coming soon! and Torres Strait Islander Monthly profile of an Indigenous Flags, now proudly displayed at Book Club or Torres Strait Islander who has made both the SECC Hub in Mascot Movie Night an important impact. and our Eastlakes office. Koori Mail fortnightly newspaper Acknowledgment Of now in print at the Hub and digitally Country has been re-written available at and will be framed and hung at login: [email protected] and both locations. password: K00rI2021#9 (all 0 are zeros)

Featured articles What’s on in the community? Visit the Australian Reconciliation Convention Blak Markets is back live on Bare Island on Saturday 13 November 2021 for an afternoon market. 15 Nov 2021 to 17 Nov 2021 The markets provide a great chance to buy authentic The 2021 Australian Reconciliation Convention is and unique gifts, knowing that 100% of the profits are going virtual and will continue as a highly interactive going back into Aboriginal communities. online experience, accessible from anywhere in Australia. This Blak Markets features Aboriginal stallholders selling arts, crafts and bushfoods, including native Delivered over three half-days, the convention will be plants, award-winning Jewellery and pure silk scarves. a vibrant and historic landmark event in Australia’s reconciliation journey. Blak Markets will kick off Saturday afternoon with a Welcome to Country and performances by Marcus The convention’s innovative approach will include Corowa and Traditional Aboriginal Cultural group rigorous discussions and panel presentations with Milan Dhiiyaan. local, national and international perspectives to reflect on the past and to explore the future of a just, Cost: $2.50 entrance fee equitable, and reconciled Australia. This is a COVID-19 Safe event and all attendees are required to be double vaccinated and pre-register It will also include interactive sessions, storytelling, and for the event. performances, covering the breadth and depth of how we are moving from safe to brave. Please register your attendance at Register at Arts, crafts, bushfoods, jewelery and silk scarves are what you can expect to find that the Blak Market

Monthly ATSI Profile Adam Goodes An Adnyamathanha man, Adam Goodes is a champion Australian Rules football player with the Sydney Swans. Adam holds an elite place in AFL history, winning two Brownlow Medals and two premierships. He is a four-time all-Australian member of the Indigenous Team of the Century, and has represented Australia in the International Rules Series. He was awarded the Australian of the Year Award in 2014. Adam is proud of his Indigenous heritage and is actively involved with several Indigenous sport and community programs. He has spent time working with troubled youth, including those in youth detention centres. Together with his cousin and former teammate Michael O’Loughlin, Adam established the Go Foundation, which empowers the next generation of Indigenous role models from all walks of life. Adam co-chairs the foundation, which is focused on promoting education, employment, and healthy lifestyles. Adam is a great role model and advocate for the fight against racism both on and off the field, and is admired by many people around the nation. Want to help? Email us your ideas about what we can do to help with engagement Speak to your line manager to discuss joining Read the Koori mail the committee Support local ATSI business by visiting Use these resources and attend events, learn more, and stay connected Ask questions and engage in open dialogue Volunteer to help out with an event you have an interest in

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