Career_Dreaming_brandingAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and cultural events calendar for schools and universities. Feedback on the digital calendar is welcome, including advice of any errors or omissions - please email info@matsiti.edu.au Please note: MATSITI project activities concluded on 31 March 2016. The calendar is unlikely to be updated after June 30 2016.

While MATSITI makes every effort to ensure the information in our calendar is correct, we are not responsible for organising the events listed, including any changes to dates, times or venues. The events listed on this website may include views or recommendations of third parties which do not necessarily reflect the views of MATSITI or indicate our commitment to a particular course of action. In no occurrence shall MATSITI be liable for any injury, loss or damage resulting from attending these events.

Where required, acknowledgements for images used in the calendar can be found at www.matsiti.edu.au/image-acknowledgements-digital-calendar/

Bandenyirrin season - NW Northern Territory
The Gadgerong people of the North West Northern Territory observe 3 seasons within their Monsoon Tropics climate. These seasons roughly correspond to the following Western calendar months: Mayurr – January to March; Nguag/Gagulong – April… Continue reading
Parra'dowee season - NE NSW Central East Coast
The D’harawal people from the North Eastern NSW Central East Coast recognise six seasons. These seasons roughly correspond to the following Western calendar months: Time of Burran – Gadalung Marool (hot and dry) – January… Continue reading
Sir Douglas “Doug” Nicholls, was a prominent Aboriginal Australian from the Yorta Yorta people. He was a professional athlete, Churches of Christ pastor and a pioneering campaigner for reconciliation. Nicholls was the first Aboriginal person… Continue reading
On 6 December 1938 Wallithica Elder William Cooper led a delegation of the Australian Aboriginal League to the German Consulate in Melbourne to deliver a petition which condemned the “cruel persecution of the Jewish people… Continue reading
Native Title Bill passed in the Senate in 1993
Go to http://www.nntt.gov.au/nativetitleclaims/Pages/default.aspx for more information.
Christmas Day Public Holiday
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas