Monday, September 5, 2016

JCU's NAIDOC in September 2016

JCU celebrates NAIDOC 2016 from the 12th to the 16th of September as most students are on semester break during July when national NAIDOC week celebrations are held. The wider Australian community also joins in events organised by either the local Indigenous Australian community groups or by other groups.

The Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students and JCU invite everybody to take a moment to enjoy and engage with some events which are at the midpoint of JCU's study period 2. Events will be held on Cairns and Townsville campuses. In 2015, JCU had one of the highest reported Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student cohorts at 5.33% compared to the national average of 1.1%, this is a great thing for everyone to celebrate at JCU.

This year's theme is Songlines. If you wish to learn more about the deeper meaning of the term Songlines and their impact on past and contemporary Australia, a recommended title is:

Aboriginal dreaming paths and trading routes : The colonisation of the Australian economic landscape by Dale Kerwin.
Call Number: 994.0049915 KER

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