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VACCHO Members meeting

Jul. 27 - 29, 2021

VACCHO meets with our 32 Member ACCOs three times a year.

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National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day

Australia

Wed, Aug. 4, 2021 All Day

National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day (NAICD) is celebrated on 4 August and was established by Secretariat for National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care in 1988. Each year SNAICC has a theme for Children’s Day to highlight significant issues, concern or hope for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children.

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

The Universe

Mon, Aug. 9, 2021 All Day

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on 9 August each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event also recognises the achievements and contributions that Indigenous peoples make to improve world issues such as environment protection.

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Indigenous Literacy Day

Wed, Sep. 1, 2021 All Day

Indigenous Literacy Day is a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy. Through activities on the day, we focus our attention on the disadvantages experienced in remote communities and encourage the rest of Australia to raise funds and advocate for more equal access to literacy resources for remote communities. 

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Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

Mon, Sep. 13, 2021 All Day

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday, 13 September 2007, by a majority of 144 states in favour, 4 votes against (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) and 11 abstentions (Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Colombia, Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Samoa and Ukraine). Nine years have passed since the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous...

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VACCHO Members Meeting & AGM

Oct. 19 - 21, 2021

VACCHO meets with our 32 Member ACCOs three times a year.   This year's AGM will be held 20 October 2021.

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Human Rights Day

Fri, Dec. 10, 2021 All Day

December 10 is the anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations (UN) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR sets out a certain set of rights that are the basic and minimum set of human rights for all citizens. Setting aside a day to commemorate, educate and reflect on the principles that form the UDHR means celebrating the rights we exercise everyday...

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