When the National NAIDOC Committee announced the 2018 Theme: Because of Her, We Can in November 2017 there was a huge round of applause around Australia particularly from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women.
Amongst those women were Christine Ross, Sharon Kinchela and Chris Figg who all agreed we needed to celebrate this fabulous theme.
So, with great excitement Ngiyani Pty Ltd announced they would host a National NAIDOC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Conference to be held on 11 – 12 July 2018 at UNSW Kensington Campus Sydney. They are utlising the services of Christine Ross Consultancy as the Project Manager.
NAIDOC Week 2018 and this historic Conference will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make – to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation. As pillars of our society, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels.
All of the Speakers and Workshop Presenters are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander woman who are leaders, trailblazers, politicians, activists and social change advocates. These women fought and continue to fight, for justice, equal rights, our rights to country, for law and justice, access to education, employment and to maintain and celebrate our culture, language, music and art. They are our mothers, our elders, our grandmothers, our aunties, our sisters and our daughters.
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This 2-day conference consists of hearing powerful speakers and attending workshops in the afternoons on a diverse number of topics. Your registration covers tea/coffee on arrival, morning/afternoon tea and lunch on both days.
Day 1 is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman.
Day 2 we invite all women to join us and celebrate the theme.
Aboriginal Businesses will be invited to set up stalls to sell products on both days.
Gala Dinner celebrating the 2018 NAIDOC Theme ‘Because of Her, We Can’ at 6.00 – 10.00 pm on Wednesday 11 July 2018. The venue is the Ballroom at the Royal Randwick Racecourse, Alison Road Randwick.
The cost is $80 per person which includes a meal and beverages. There will be formalities and fabulous entertainment and free parking. This Event is open to the public.
Ikwere iperre anwerne kele iterlareme (Because of her we have the ability to carry on and or the knowledge to survive.)
The Artist for our official logo is Amunda Gorey an Eastern Arrernte woman from Santa Teresa in Central Australia. “This painting tells the story of women paving the way, from all walks of life. Women within families, community, workforce, sporting clubs , politics. No dot stands out alone but each has their place, to create the whole painting/picture, creating the fabric of society. From a big sister being a good role model to a grandmother teaching her ways – because of her, we can!”