NRW Events Calendar 2024

Every year workplaces, schools, early learning services, community groups, reconciliation groups, and people right across the country host a whole range of activities and events during National Reconciliation Week (NRW).

Check out the events below and see how you can mark NRW at an event near you.

You can also add your own event to this calendar or register your private event.

The dates for NRW are the same each year; 27 May to 3 June.

Please note: the events posted below are not the responsibility of Reconciliation Australia. If you have any questions regarding an event, please contact the organisers.

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A Tale of 3 Cancers – Aboriginal Medical Research Study

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AWST

Prof Andy Redfern, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, shares findings from a pilot study into biological and therapeutic reasons Aboriginal communities experience poorer cancer outcomes. Prof Redfern investigated breast, head and neck and lung cancer outcomes, and found that anticipated differences in remoteness and socioeconomic status for Aboriginal patients only explained a modest proportion of this difference. More aggressive cancer types, stronger anti-cancer drug side effects leading to less treatment and different immune responses to cancer all contributed to worse outcomes. Drawing on lessons learned from this early work, detailed studies of head and neck cancer and lung cancers have been conducted with common and unique features leading to poorer survival. Common and differing drivers of mortality across these cancers and the design of a new networked service to assist in treating Aboriginal people with cancer across Western Australia will also be discussed. Will also be streamed online https://uwa.zoom.us/j/81536572712?pwd=ZHo2U1VCY2lXT3E3U0pzb2RMTkJTUT09

Venue

McCusker Auditorium Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
QEII Medical Centre 6 Verdun St
Nedlands, Western Australia 6009 Australia

Organiser

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Phone
+61861510803
Email
roisin.carmody@perkins.org.au
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Paul House with gum leaves and smoke
Paul Girrawah House

Paul Girrawah House has multiple First Nation ancestries from the South-East Canberra region, including the Ngambri-Ngurmal (Walgalu), Pajong (Gundungurra), Wallabollooa (Ngunnawal) and Erambie/Brungle (Wiradyuri) family groups.

Paul acknowledges his diverse First Nation history, he particularly identifies as a descendant of Onyong aka Jindoomang from Weereewaa (Lake George) and Henry ‘Black Harry’ Williams from Namadgi who were both multilingual, essentially Walgalu-Ngunnawal-Wiradjuri speaking warriors and Ngunnawal–Wallaballooa man William Lane aka ‘Billy the Bull’ - Murrjinille.

Paul was born at the old Canberra hospital in the centre of his ancestral country and strongly acknowledges his First Nation matriarch ancestors, in particular his mother Dr Aunty Matilda House-Williams and grandmother, Ms Pearl Simpson-Wedge.

Paul completed a Bachelor of Community Management from Macquarie University, and Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage and Management from CSU.

Paul provided the Welcome to Country for the 47th Opening of Federal Parliament in 2022. Paul is Board Director, Ngambri Local Aboriginal Land Council, Member Indigenous Reference Group, National Museum of Australia and Australian Government Voice Referendum Engagement Group.  

Paul works on country with the ANU, First Nations Portfolio as a Senior Community Engagement Officer

Acknowledgement of Country

Reconciliation Australia acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing  connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.

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