2015-calendar-smFor all events, check out the OurMobTeach Career Dreaming Calendar.
Please note: MATSITI project activities concluded on 31 March 2016. The calendar is unlikely to be updated after June 30 2016.

Alhwerrpa season - Central Australia
The Arrernte people of Central Australia recognise 5 seasons within their Desert climate. These seasons roughly correspond to the following Western calendar months: Uterne – December to March; Alhwerrrpeurle – April to May; Alhwerrpa –… Continue reading
The Coming of the Light Festival - Torres Strait Islands @ Queensland | Australia
The Coming of the Light is a holiday celebrated by Torres Strait Islanders on 1 July each year. It recognises the adoption of Christianity through island communities during the late nineteenth century.
Anniversary of Evonne Goolagong's 1st win at Wimbledon
Evonne Goolagong Cawley AO MBE (born 31 July 1951) is an Australian former World No. 1 female tennis player. She won her first Wimbledon title in 1971.
Catholic Church - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday is the first Sunday in July and it is when Catholics from all over Australia come together to celebrate and acknowledge the gifts that Indigenous people bring to the Catholic… Continue reading
Jul 2 – Jul 9 all-day
NAIDOC Week
NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that… Continue reading
Anniversary of the Australian Aboriginal flag
The flag was first flown on National Aborigine’s Day in Victoria Square in Adelaide on 12 July 1971.
Aug 4 – Aug 7 all-day
Garma Festival
The Annual Garma Festival is Australia’s Leading Cultural Exchange event. It is held annually onsite at remote Gulkula, a traditional meeting ground in Arnhem land.
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1994.
Anniversary of Yirrkala bark petitions
The Yolngu people from Yirrkala in eastern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory sent the Yirrkala bark petitions to the Commonwealth Parliament in August 1963. These petitions were the first traditional documents recognised by the Commonwealth… Continue reading
On 16 August 1975,  3236 sq km of Wave Hill Station was handed over by then Prime Minister Gough Whitlam to the Gurindji, with the ceremonial gesture of pouring earth into Vincent Lingiari’s hand.
Wirlburu season - Northern Western Australia
The Yawuru people of Northern Western Australia recognise six seasons. These seasons roughly correspond to the following Western calendar months: Mankala – December to March; Marul – April; Wirralburu – May; Barrgana – June to… Continue reading
Indigenous Literacy Day
Indigenous Literacy Day aims to raise funds to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions.
Neville Bonner was the first Aboriginal person to sit in Federal Parliament as a Senator for Queensland from 1971 until 1983.
David Unaipon Birthday
David Unaipon (28 September 1872 – 7 February 1967) was a well-known Indigenous Australian of the Ngarrindjeri people, a preacher, inventor and writer. Unaipon’s contribution to Australian society helped to break many Indigenous Australian stereotypes and… Continue reading
Ken Wyatt Maiden Speech Anniversary
Ken Wyatt, the member for Hasluck, WA, was the first Aboriginal member of the House of Representatives. He gave his maiden speech to Federal Parliament on Wednesday 29th September 2010.
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
Indigenous People's Day
Indigenous People’s Day (also known as Native American Day) is a holiday celebrated in various localities in the United States, begun as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day. The purpose of the day is to promote… Continue reading
Uluru handback to traditional owners
25th October 2015 was the 30th anniversary of the return of Uluru to its traditional owners. For more information see http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-26/handback-of-uluru-to-traditional-custodians-celebrated/6884192
42nd Anniversary of the Racial Discrimination Act
On 13 February 1975, the late Kep Enderby, Attorney-General during the Whitlam Government, introduced the Racial Discrimination Bill in the House of Representatives. The Bill would pass in the Parliament in June 1975, receiving its… 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.