Indigenous cultural celebrations at CDU 


Charles Darwin University’s Indigenous Academic Support Unit (IASU) will commemorate three important events as part its Indigenous cultural celebrations this month.

The three events, National Day of Healing, the 40th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and Mabo Day, are important, not just for Indigenous people, but for all Australians.

The IASU will celebrate these key events with a range of activities, including ‘Aunties Talking’ on Monday 28 May, and a lecture marking the commemoration of the 1967 Referendum on Tuesday 29 May.

In his talk, Curtis Roman, CDU PhD student and lecturer with School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems will reflect on the events on the 1967 Referendum and its impact 40 years on.

The IASU will also host screenings of 10 Canoes, a feature film which was shot on and around the Arafura Swamp in north-eastern Arnhem Land and is unique in that it is the first to be filmed entirely in Aboriginal language.

Find out more about CDU’s Indigenous cultural celebrations and the three events it commemorates, by downloading the event flyer (.pdf).