Council acknowledges and values the unique contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples make to the Moreton Bay Region.
Council has a variety of services and initiatives that aim to support and work with Moreton Bay Region’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
NAIDOC Week Celebrations
NAIDOC (National Aboriginal Islander Day of Celebration)
celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander people and is an opportunity to recognise
the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our
NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July.
Council acknowledges the importance of NAIDOC Week and supports a
variety of events held throughout the Moreton Bay Region.
The NAIDOC Week theme for 2018 was ‘Because of Her We Can’. View local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have made a difference in local Moreton Bay communities.
Please refer to Council's NAIDOC Week webpage for more
National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. These dates commemorate two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey; the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court of Australia’s landmark Mabo decision, respectively.
Community Networks in the Moreton Bay Region
Council supports a number of key community networking opportunities including the Yarning Circle and Murri Network meetings.
The Yarning Circle is a place for community members to introduce, share and support matters concerning the improvement and wellbeing of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Such matters are then shared the following month with the Murri Network comprising of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous government, service providers and community representatives for action.
For further information see our Murri Network Terms of Reference. [PDF 335KB]
Please refer to the Community Network Meeting webpage for further information about these networks.
Discover our Welcoming Places in Bribie Island, Caboolture,
Deception Bay and Redcliffe Libraries.
These dedicated library spaces welcome people to find and share
information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
culture. You can view the collection of information on the Moreton Bay Region Libraries webpage.
To find Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community
groups and organisations in the Moreton Bay region, please browse
our community directory.
If you have an Indigenous community initiative/project requiring
funding, please see Council's Community Grants page for a number of funding options available to
Cultural Heritage Groups
To find the native title party or Aboriginal party for an area
in the Moreton Bay region, please contact the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships. These parties serve
as the first point of contact for cultural heritage matters and
Welcome to Country requests.
Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Traditional
Owners and Elders
Cultural protocols, such as Welcome to Country and
Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners, pay respect to Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Traditional Owners. Information about these cultural protocols is may be found on the
Queensland Government website.
For more information
If you require further information on Council's Indigenous
Services, please contact our Community and Customer Services