Seminar looks at new insights into South East Queensland’s shared history
  • Thursday 14 July 2016
ImageSunshine Coast Council proudly supports Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group’s latest seminar in its series of five entitled Our Shared History to be held from 9am–2pm on Friday, July 22 at the North Shore Community Centre in Mudjimba.

The seminar will explore the vibrant Songlines and Creation Stories of the Coast and will be chaired by local Kabi Kabi Traditional Owner, Ms Helena Gulash.

Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said council was committed to Aboriginal reconciliation and welcomed this latest seminar.

“This event will also showcase our region against this year’s inspiring NAIDOC Week theme Songlines: the living narrative of our nation,” Cr McKay said.

“The presentations delivered by Kabi Kabi Traditional Owners and Dauwa Kabi Nation, Professor Patrick Nunn of the University of the Sunshine Coast will help provide new insights into the Songlines and Creation Stories of the Coast and other ancient Aboriginal Stories of the Australian coastline.

“This event provides an opportunity for Traditional Owners, presenters and the audience to discuss the significance of these to the future of our region.”

Cr McKay said the events were supported through council’s Reconciliation Action Plan 2011-2016, which provides a solid framework for the future, detailing steps and priorities to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture, history and heritage.

“Council is proud of its commitment to reconciliation and will continue to promote events that support reconciliation for First Peoples in our region,” Cr McKay said.

“In addition, the recently endorsed Sunshine Coast Social Strategy further acknowledges the importance of preserving our region’s rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.”

2016-17 Our Shared History Seminar Program
• September 16: Exploration and settlement, cooperation and conflict
• November 18: Missions, reserves and forced removals
• February 18: First Peoples Rights and reconciliation

Our Shared History events are proudly supported by council’s grants program and brought to you by the Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group.

Tickets are just $30 per person or $20 for concessions and includes a light lunch. Bookings are essential by calling 0432 853 998 or online via www.eventbrite.com.au as tickets are limited.