Caring for our special habitat and its residents for 40 years!
BIEPA is indebted to our First Nations peoples who continue to share their wisdom in how they have been Caring for Country – Our Special Habitat and it’s Residents – for Millennia.
National Reconciliation Week 2020
National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to reflect on our shared histories and relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation.
Reconciliation Week May 27th to June 3rd 2020
Reconciliation Week this year is a chance to celebrate and build on respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians and explore how non-Aboriginal Australians can be active in promoting reconciliation. Here’s some things that you could do:
- Find out what you can do to be a good Indigenous Ally
- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cultural tours; Many national cultural and art institutions have online tours and exhibitions; See this beautiful interview with Gail Mabo about her artwork TAGAI at the AGNSW
- Film screenings, festivals, concerts, poetry or book readings online; watch The Final Quarter, In my Blood it Runs or The Australian Dream. With your family or as a team.
- Consider engaging with Reconciliation Australia and SBS/NITV’s Reconciliation Film Club initiative, or tune in to NITV during NRW to watch a diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focused programs
- Read some Poetry in First Languages at Red Room Poetry
- Check out TED, YouTube talks and performances by local Aboriginal artists, musicians, craftspeople or businesses.
- Dreamtime story-telling and displays try NITV, SBS and ABC all have some exciting content available.
- Check out https://clothingthegap.com.au/pages/run-rona
- Visit Reconciliation Australia to find out more https://www.reconciliation.org.au/
- Explore the Share our Pride learning journey on – http://www.shareourpride.org.au/
- Attend an online Sorry Day ceremony:
Benarrawa Sorry Day Ceremony:
Topic: Benarrawa Sorry Day Ceremony 2020
Time: May 26, 2020 06:30 AM Brisbane
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 971 1891 8168
Please consider giving now to support our critical re-vegetation projects and advocacy campaigns so that birds like the Swift Parrot will have habitat into the future. https://support.birdlife.org.
au/donate In February 2020, BirdLife’s Woodland Birds team had the pleasure of spending some time searching for Swift Parrots with acclaimed author and long-time BirdLife supporter Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood.
Like the rest of us, she is gravely worried about our already precarious Swift Parrots. Their population numbers have plummeted from over 8,000 breeding pairs to less than 1,000 pairs. Their biggest threat is deforestation. Yet industrial logging surges on — even after the devastating loss of habitat during the summer’s bushfires. Our forests are in dire need of a break. But incredibly, in New South Wales logging is happening in bushfire ravaged areas, and in Tasmania we could see previously protected forests opened up for logging if the state Parliament agrees.
This year is a very important one for Australian nature. For the first time in ten years, National Environment Laws are being reviewed —and BirdLife will be on the frontline, calling for urgent action. We’re giving threatened birds a voice, and we need you by our side. BirdLife Australia is dedicated to fighting for stronger nature laws, and with the review this year, our Campaigns team will be fighting harder than ever to make sure our most vulnerable birds are looked after. Will you help fund our campaigns work at this critical time? https://support.birdlife.org.
From; Birdlife, Australia