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Aboriginal Community

 

Aboriginal Communities

After Campbelltown, Blacktown City LGA has the highest proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's in the Sydney Metropolitan Area at 2.7% (8195 people). This compares with 1.7% for Greater Western Sydney and only 1.2% for Sydney Statistical Division.

For more information on Blacktown's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People you can use the following link to Blacktown's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Profile.

If you have a question, an idea or want to get involved, please contact Council's Aboriginal Community Development Worker on 9839 6167

Blacktown City Reconciliation Action Plan

The Blacktown City Reconciliation Action Plan is a key plan to build positive relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

This plan is currently being updated.

For further information, contact Council's Aboriginal Community Development Worker Bob Leslie on 9839 6167 or robert.leslie@blacktown.nsw.gov.au.

National Sorry Day Activities in Blacktown City.

The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998, one year after the tabling of the report Bringing Them Home, which was an inquiry into the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. One of the recommendations of the report was that a National Sorry Day should be declared.

Each year since then, events have been held across Australia on, or around, 26 May each year to acknowledge the impact of the removal of Aboriginal children from their families.

In 2017 Blacktown City Council will be commemorating National Sorry Day on 26 May 2017.  Council  is planning a commemoration event at the Blacktown Art centre from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm this event will commemorate the 20 anniversary of the “Bringing Them Home report” which was released in 1997.

 

For further information, contact Council's Aboriginal Community Development Worker on 9839 6167.

NAIDOC Week

National Aboriginal and Islanders Day of Celebration (NAIDOC) is celebrated each July. The day represents a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander cultures and recognises the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander first Australians in various fields.

Blacktown City Council’s 2017 NAIDOC Family Fun Day will be held between 11am and 4pm on Tuesday 4 July 2017 at the Blacktown Showground, Richmond Road Blacktown.

The 2017 NAIDOC theme is “Our Languages Matter”.

For further information, contact Council's Aboriginal Community Development Worker on 9839 6167

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