ATSI Significant Dates

Throughout the year there are a number of significant dates relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  On these dates there are a range of events that are held throughout the country, in Adelaide and in the Port Adelaide Enfield Council region.  Some of these events are large scale with many people attending and others smaller community based events.  Most events are open to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and attending them provides  an opportunity for gaining a deeper cultural understanding of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait  Islanders people.
The major celebrations in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Council region are held during Nunga Week.  Nunga Week is held in the second week of November each year.  It was established as a time where Council would celebrate the many and varied contributions that our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities make to our communities every day.  Taking these celebrations away from other special dates provides a special focus at a very grass roots level.  It is an exciting time to join in a range of activities in the Port Adelaide Enfield region.

Our 2019 Nunga Week program is now available as a Flipbook via this link

Or as a low resolution .pdf document here Nunga Week Program 2019(5104 kb) 

Information regarding celebrations held on each of the significant dates will be displayed on Council’s Events page.

Date Significant Event
January 26 Survival Day
February 13 Anniversary of Australian Government Apology to the Stolen Generation
March 19 Close the Gap Day
March 21 Harmony Day
May 26 National Sorry Day
May 27 - June 3 Reconciliation Week
June 3 MABO Day
July 5-12 NAIDOC Week
August 4 National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Childrens Day
Second Week of November City of Port Adelaide Enfield Nunga Week
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