The AEC is looking forward to participating in the following events this year, please check again soon for further event details:
2017 Nanga Mai Awards
March 28, 2017
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 2017 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.
The Theme for 2017 is “Let’s Take the Next Steps”
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 2-09, 2017 is Our Languages Matter
The 2017 theme aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song..
Some 250 distinct Indigenous language groups covered the continent at first (significant) European contact in the late eighteenth century. Most of these languages would have had several dialects, so that the total number of named varieties would have run to many hundreds.
Today only around 120 of those languages are still spoken and many are at risk of being lost as Elders pass on.
2017 NSW/ACT Young Australian of the Year Awards
The AEC is once again supporting 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 the 2017 award will be posted here once they have opened.
Major Fundraising Event (TBA)
The AEC is planning Trivia Night on June 17 2017 to raise much needed funds for its Alan Duncan Scholarship Program.
To Book please click here
If you are able to assist or would like to make a donation please contact us