What can a minute of silence do on #January 26? Rosie Shorter reflects on how silence confers recognition and respect.
There are multiple ways to join together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across these lands now called Australia as we mark January 26th as a Day of Mourning, Survival Day, Invasion Day. We are listing a number of events below as a digest of events.
Don't forget to #tunein together to #ChangeTheHeart on Monday 25th January
Virtual Survival Day Dawn Ceremony, from Ballarat
Yabun Festival Online, from Sydney
Yabun Festival is an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures held on the 26th of January in Sydney.
On Jan 26th, Yabun returns. This year, experience Corroboree Ground, the Yabun Stage and Speak Out from the comfort of your own home - we’ll be streaming to most digital platforms from 11am - 5pm.
Annual Survival Day Ceremony, from Brisbane
Tuesday 26th of January 2021, 7:15am for a 7:30am start AEST
All Australians are invited to participate in the online Benarrawa Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Solidarity Group’s local acknowledgement of Survival Day, January 26, 2021, for a short ceremony at the waters of the Benarrawa (Oxley Creek). On this day we celebrate the survival of the first peoples of this country, especially the people who lived, gathered, raised their families and cared for the waters and lands along the banks of the Brisbane River and Benarrawa (Oxley Creek).
Online event via the Benarrawa Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Solidarity Group's Youtube Page
Gadigal people are inviting us to rally at Djarrbarrgalli, known as the Sydney Domain to mark invasion day 2021. This will be a significant reclamation of a special place where First Nations have gathered since time immemorial.
BARRAGGA BAY, NSW
Survival Day 2021, Four Winds, Barragga Bay, Bega Valley
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 11:00am - 4:00pm AEDT
Host - Bermagui Survival Day
Barragga Bay Survival Day 2021 is a day we can all come together and learn about the past and celebrate the survival of First Nations Culture
so come join us for some great Music-Speakers-Food-Day
Lithgow Invasion Day, Queen Elizabeth Park, Main Street, Lithgow
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 11:30am -1:30pm AEDT
Free Event by Brydie Zorz
Join us for a peaceful gathering on Wiradjuri land to mark this day of mourning and resistance.
Day of Mourning - Invasion Day 2021, Civic Park, Newcastle, NSW
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 10:00am - 5:00pm AEDT
"Mourn the Past" Heal the Now and come together for the future this invasion day.
Wearing pride and flying our flags whilst, holding up signs with our messages. Silently march from Civic Park Newcastle, reflecting on all and who that we mourn from the last 250 years to a ceremony at Nobby's beach where we will come together to heal the now and cross the road to Nobbys foreshore park to come together and celebrate who we are and move forward whilst enjoying some cultural activities and launch Owen Craigies soup kitchen for Mental Health Awareness.
WEST WOLLONGONG, NSW
Invasion Day Bushcare - Gilmore Park, West Wollongong
26 January, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am AEDT
Free Event by Emmett Weatherford and Gilmore Park Bushcare
We will be commemorating Invasion Day with a bit of Bushcare.
As many Invasion Day events will be cancelled this year due to COVID, we welcome anyone who would like to mark the day by caring for Country to join us.
MELBOURNE, VIC - TICKETS SOLD OUT
Day of Mourning Dawn Service, Kings Domain Resting Place near Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 5:30am AEDT
Free Event by Victorian NAIDOC and Pay the Rent Grassroots Collective
Invasion Day Melbourne 2021
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 10:30am - 2:00pm AEDT
Location: The steps of Parliament House, Victoria
Free Event by Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance - WAR
We invite you to stand with us to abolish Australia Day. Today is a day of mourning for our people and marks a day of resistance against the British invasion.
MELBOURNE (BELGRAVE), VIC
Survival Day 2021
Movie Screening - Cameo Cinemas, 1628 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave VIC 3160
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 - 6.30pm
Event by Belgrave Survival Day
Tickets - https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=703445&&fbclid
Come along to Cameo Cinema, the place where BSD was first held 14 years ago, for an exclusive pre-screening of High Ground. We still want to gather, and even though we aren't able to run the full-scale event this year, we are running this wonderful fundraiser and preparing for our 15 year anniversary in 2022. There will be a didge performance by Uncle Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie at 6:30pm before the screening. We hope to see you there!
Survival Day Mildura 2021, Langtree Mall to Jaycee Park, Mildura
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 11am - 1pm AEDT
Join us on Tuesday 26th January at 11am for ‘Survival Day’. Gathering first at the stage at Langtree Mall and then marching down Langtree to Jaycee Park for speeches and to connect with culture and in solidarity to show we have survived.
MORNINGTON PENINSULA, VIC - EVENT SOLD OUT
Our Survival Day, The Briars, Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 AT 12:00pm AEDT
Our Songlines brings together First Nations and Allies to join together to remember and participate in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture.
This all Inclusive family event that promotes First Nations Strength, passion and community.
Come along to this free event (donations welcome via: gf.me/u/zc2n2u)
Limited numbers available so please register for your attendance here: https://www.oursurvivalday.com/
Invasion Day, GUNDITJMARA COUNTRY
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 10:30am AEDT
Free event by Chris Saunders. We ask that all of our community join us in resistance of Jan 26th on the stolen lands of Gunditjmara people and the site of Victoria’s first Massacre.
ON THE DAY: We will be holding two different smoking ceremonies.
THE FIRST, will start at 9am and will be conducted at the site of the Convincing Ground Massacre, I will post a map location on the event in the next coming of days. the site of this smoking ceremony will be not accessible for those who have difficulty with mobility. It’s suggested that you instead come to the second event so you don’t miss out.
THE SECOND, will start at 11am and be conducted at the site of the first lands ploughed on Gunditjmara country, there’s a monument to signify this across from Portland Hospital. A map location will also be provided.
It would be good if all in attendance can bring an arrangement of Native plants to lay at both these sites acknowledging the past and ancestors.
Brisbane - Meanjin - Invasion Day Rally and March
Flag Raising 8am at Musgrave Park
Rally at Queens Gardens 10am, there will also be a Mini Murri Market from 9am; all Murri mob invited to bring their merch.
March commencing at 10:30am to Musgrave Park
Survival Day 2021
6:00am - 6:30am, Dawn Service providing a traditional Welcome to Country, smoking ceremony and guest speakers sharing their knowledge and histories of Survival Day. Following the official ceremonies and sharing, join us for a free breakfast!
10:00am, Strand amphitheater for a Traditional Dance by the Wulgurukaba Walkabout Dancers, who will then lead The Walk in silence and solidarity in the commemoration for those we have lost, heading down to Strand Park. Event by Big Eye Theatre and Lindilooz Art Gallery
11:00am, Survival Day events and activities will kick off at Strand Park from 11am with an Official Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony.
Invasion Day Rally 2021
Central park, Gladstone Rd, Rockhampton
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 10:00 UTC+11-16:00 UTC+11
Free Event by SOIL (Štanding Ōn Ïndigenous Łand)
Survival Day March
Garema Place, Civic, Canberra, ACT
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 at 10:00am AEDT
Hosts - https://www.facebook.com/unitedngunnawalyouthcouncil
ADELAIDE, SA - Event sold out
Tandanya Survival Day 2021
Tandanya, 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA
Event by Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
ALICE SPRINGS, NT
Invasion Day 2021, Mparntwe (Alice Springs)
Tuesday 26 January, 10:00am
Invasion//Survival Day 2021
Civic Park, Darwin/park i Australien, Darwin, Northern Territory
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 10:00am
Event by UP: Uprising of the People gun-gwa gwoyelwa Gulumoerrgin
March in solidarity with us.
Why are we marching?
January 26th marks the beginning of the British Invasion, colonisation and dispossession of Aboriginal and Zenadth Kes peoples.
We are still here. We are still standing. We are still fighting.
This is a family friendly and COVID Safe event.
After the march we will have information stalls, performances, food and water back at Civic Park
Change The Date Invasion Day - Forrest Place, CBD, Perth
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 at 1pm
Free Event by Corina N Hayden Howard
Come walk in Solidarity with 1st Nations Mob. 26th January isn't a Day to Celebrate Unity in our Country as 1 nation . This day is a National day of mourning, it's a day of reflection since Colonisation.
Perth peeps pls join me at 8.00 am on Sunday 24 January 2021 for a Smoking Ceremony@ Bathers Beach and Kidogo Arthouse precinct. There will be a community BBQ and music after. This is a free event and all nationalities are welcome
Change The Date / Invasion Day Rally
Tuesday 26 January, Nipaluna/Hobart Parliament House Lawns. Gather at 11:45am for a 12pm start.
Event by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
Change The Date / Invasion Day Rally
Tuesday 26 January, Devonport Bluff, Bluff Road (near the surf lifesaving club). Gather at 11:45am for a 12pm start.
Event by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre