Australia’s First Indigenous Startup Weekend

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Shout out to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to let you know that Australia’s First Indigenous Startup Weekend is set to take place on the 26 – 28 August at The Edge, State Library of Queensland.  Australia’s First Indigenous Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event to help educate, support and empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in entrepreneurship. Check out their website for further information – http://www.up.co/communities/australia/brisbane/startup-weekend/9174  

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NAIDOC

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YAY!! NAIDOC!!! The theme for NAIDOC 2016 is Songlines: The living narrative of our nation. Songlines are recorded in traditional songs, stories, dance and art. They refer to the dreaming tracks that crisscross Australia and are intricate maps of land, sea and country. They carry important spiritual and cultural connection to knowledge, customs, ceremony and lore of many Aboriginal nations and Torres Strait Islander language groups. Songlines have been passed down for thousands of years, and it’s great to see that this year’s theme share this rich and significant knowledge with the world. Whatever you do this week, make sure you take time out to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea and country.  

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