We have a busy and exciting events calendar packed full of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander- related celebrations, commemorations and observances.
Thursday 14 January
Enrolment session 1
Friday 15 January
Alternate entry testing
Tuesday 26 January
Australia Day/ Survival Day/ Invasion day
Tuesday 9 February
Enrolment session 2
Thursday 11 February
Walanga Muru's orientation for new students
Saturday 13 February
Thursday 17 March
National Close the Gap day
Monday 21 March
Thursday 26 May
National Sorry day
Thursday 26 May - Sunday 10 July
Friday 27 May
Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum
Friday 27 May - Friday 3rd June
Friday 3 June
Friday 1 July
Coming of the Light
Sunday 3 - Sunday 10 July
Thursday 4 August
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's day
Tuesday 9 August
International Day of the World's Indigenous People
Wednesday 7 September
Indigenous Literacy day
Wednesday 7 September
The annual National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games involves various universities across Australia. The games are an opportunity for Indigenous university students to participate in sporting events each year. Students have the opportunity to compete at a national level in mixed sports, some of which include basketball, netball, volleyball, futsal, touch football, and an Indigenous cultural game.
In 2015, two Macquarie teams attended the games at the University of Newcastle. There were 29 teams and 420 Indigenous students who attended from all over Australia. The teams competed in basketball, touch, netball and volleyball.
The games are always filled with fun and banter across all teams. On the court and field, our teams show great sportsmanship, teamwork, and lots of humour. Each evening usually involves a planned social event, which is consumed of chatter, dancing and lots of laughter. By the end of the week, your Facebook friends have grown in number and you have a lifetime of memories to look back on.
The annual event is a wonderful opportunity to get social, get sporty and get inspired by fellow Indigenous university students. It's a week of community, pride in culture, and athleticism.