The AEC is looking forward to participating in the following events this year, please check again soon for further event details:
2016 Nanga Mai Awards
March 22, 2016
Nanga Mai means “dreaming” in the Eora language. The awards celebrate and recognise innovation, excellence and achievement in Aboriginal education in NSW public schools, school communities and department regional and state offices.
The AEC is delighted to once again be a major sponsor of these awards.
National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week for 2016 will be held between May 27-June3. This week is a celebration of the rich culture of Indigenous Australians and was established to promote and build better relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians for the benefit of all Australians. For further information please visit Reconciliation Australia‘s website
In 1955 it was decided to nominate Aboriginal Day as the first Sunday in July to honour Aboriginal culture. This day is now the beginning of a week of celebration.
The theme for NAIDOC Week July 3-10, 2016 is Songlines – the living narrative of our nation
The 2016 theme, Songlines – The living narrative of our nation – will highlight the importance of Songlines to the existence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the Dreamtime describes a time when the earth, people and animals were created by our ancestral spiritual beings. They created the rivers, lakes, plants, land formations and living creatures. Dreaming tracks are sometimes called ‘Songlines’ which record the travels of these ancestral spirits who ‘sung’ the land into life.
2015 NSW/ACT Young Australian of the Year Awards
This is the first time the AEC has support this annual award and is a category sponsor. The Awards aim to applaud leadership, vision and commitment while fostering the pursuit of excellence and highlighting the efforts and successes of young people making meaningful contributions to their local communities.
The award will recognise young men and women who have the skill, ability and passion to inspire students of all ages
Nominations for this award are now closed but nominations for the 2016 award will be posted here once they have opened.
Major Fundraising Event (TBA)
The AEC is planning Trivia Night on June 18 2016 to raise much needed funds for its Student Hardship Program.
If you are able to assist or would like to make a donation please contact us