Celebrate Days of National Significance

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Organising and participating in events to celebrate or commemorate days/weeks of national significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the reconciliation movement demonstrates pride in, and respect for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives should also be included in the celebration or commemoration of other national days, including the 26 January (Australia Day) and Anzac Day.

Marking dates of national significance is a great way to show pride in, and respect for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. 

Working with the whole learning community to celebrate or commemorate these dates with events and activities also helps build relationships.

It is important to share with students and children any background information on:

  • the historical origins and meaning of these days and weeks
  • how important these dates are for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians. 

When marking and teaching about other national days (such as 26 January and Anzac Day), include historical and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices and perspectives. This will broaden and balance understanding of the diverse viewpoints about the significance of these days.

Read more in the Teach about Days of National Significance RAP Action.

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