OPVCIL Seminar at ACIKE for NAIDOC Week

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Presenter:  Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership (OPVCIL)

Date: Jul 09, 2015

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Contact person:  Melissa Royle
T: 08 8946 6773
E: Melissa.Royle@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Breezeway - ACIKE Blue 2, Casuarina campus, CDU

Target audience:  This is a free event, open to any staff and students on the CDU Campus.

To celebrate NAIDOC Week, the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership (OPVCIL) CDU are hosting a morning seminar at the ACIKE Precinct:
9am            Welcome to Country – Dr  Curtis Roman
9:10am       Indigenous cultures and the environment – Dr Curtis Roman (SIKPP)
10:00am     Working on Country - Larrakia Rangers
11:00am     Negotiating cultural spaces - Kim Robertson & Shane Motlap (OPVCIL)
12pm          Finish
This year’s NAIDOC theme - We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate: highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea.
The theme is an opportunity to pay respects to country; honour those who work tirelessly on preserving land, sea and culture and to share the stories of many sites of significance or sacred places with the nation.
As the oldest continuing culture on the planet, the living culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is intrinsically linked with these sacred places.