ANTaR Newsletter Aug 2018

August 2018 eNews
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The four figures in the centre of the VTAC logo symbolise black and white Australians coming together in solidarity.

Let’s support Treaty together!

Regional Treaty forums have been kicking off around the state, and there will be more to come. Don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity to learn about our First Peoples, and what the Treaty is all about. More dates and locations are to be announced soon.


Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner, Jill Gallagher,

speaking at a recent Treaty forum

Find out more about the treaty process here
You can also show support with some t-shirts here
There’s lots more to get excited about this month too – read on below!

In solidarity,
the ANTaR Victoria team



Photo via SIBW

The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples has called for a justice reinvestment scheme to be introduced in every state. Justice reinvestment aims to prevent criminal behaviour before it begins, through community-driven preventive and diversionary initiatives – also saving money on imprisonment. The scheme also offers support to former prisoners who face adversity once released. A trial scheme in the ACT has been extended due to positive results. As the Victorian election rolls closer, it is ample time for parties to consider a justice reinvestment scheme or similar justice strategy.

Read more about it here


Important dates this month

4 – 8 August: Wurundjeri Week


Image via Wurundjeri Council


During Wurundjeri Week, Wurundjeri Council will be running various tours on Wurundjeri Country to educate the public on different aspects of Wurundjeri culture and history.


Check out the Wurundjeri Council website here
A list of tours can also be found here
Saturday, August 4: National Aboriginal and Torres strait  Islander Children’s Day

NAICD was first observed by the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) in 1988. Each year SNAICC helps celebrations for NAICD come to life.

Find out more here

Thursday, August 9: International  Day of Indigenous People

The 2018 theme is ‘Indigenous people’s migration and movement’.
Find out more here




Monday, August 12: Wurundjeri Traditional Games Day

ATC Cook Reserve, Glenroy, 10am-1pm
Book your FREE tickets here

Games leaders ad Wurundjeri folks Uncle Bill Nicholson and Mandy Nicholson will guide you through traditional team challenges such as throwing a wit wit, boomerang, spear and playing marngrook (traditional football).
The event will feature traditional Wurundjeri Welcome and Smoking Ceremony, didgeridoo, dance and artefact displays.

Thursday, August 16: Reconciliation Victoria forum

Find out more here
Or contact:
Phone: 03 9016 0657

Friday, August 24: Port Phillip Citizens Reconciliation group writing competition entries close

The competition theme is “Don’t Keep History a Mystery” and is open to all Victorians to explore ideas about our past, our connection with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, and to develop a deeper understanding of our national story.

Find out more info here

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