Shearwater Festival awarded prestigeous HART award

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ICACC would like to congratulate the Shearwater Festival on being awarded the Community HART Award for 2015 in the Community Organisation category.

The HART awards are presented in partnership between the Victorian Local Governance Association and Reconciliation Victoria. The awards celebrate projects in which local governments and community organisations are Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together.

The Shearwater Festival Working Group coordinates the festival and the Shearwater Education Program, which are now in their fourth year. The Shearwater Festival is auspiced by the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation of Languages (VACL) and led by a partnership of Bass Coast Shire Council and Phillip Island Nature Park. The festival working group is comprised of a cross-section of community members and staff from VACL, Bass Coast Shire Council and Phillip Island Nature Park.

Shearwater Festival logo final 2014More info on the awards:
Reconciliation Victoria
Victorian Local Governance Association

More info on the festival:  Shearwater Festival 
and read the previous post on the festival

Shearwater Festival finalist in 2015 community HART awards

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Update:  Shearwater Festival awarded the 2015 Community HART Award.  More info

ICACC would like to congratulate the Shearwater Festival on being shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious HART Awards.  Nominated by Bass Coast Shire Council, last year’s festival focused on creating a cultural connection with the Aboriginal community and the historical links of the Boon Wurrung with the Short Tailed Shearwater birds on Phillip Island.  Read about the HART award finalists and their reconciliation activities:  Hart Award Finalists

About the HART Awards

The Community HART Awards recognise Victorian partnerships and initiatives that contribute to local reconciliation outcomes and are presented in partnership between the Victorian Local Governance Association and Reconciliation Victoria.  The awards recognise Victorian local governments and community organisations which are Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together. Winners will be announced at an event on Thursday 28 May at Korin Gamadji Institute.

Congratulations to all the finalists
Local governments:  Darebin, Western Region Local Government Reconciliation Network (Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Moonee Valley & Wyndham), Yarra City, Brimbank, Greater Geelong City and Port Phillip.
Community organisations: Baluk Arts, Deadly Dancers & Corrina O’Toole, Lake Bolac Eel Festival, Shearwater Festival, Shepparton Regional Reconciliation Group and Uncle Boydie’s Dream Team.

Shearwater Festival logo final 2014About the Shearwater Festival

Visit the Shearwater Festival website for more info:
And watch the Vimeo for highlights of last year’s festival:
Shearwater Vimeo

Your Community, Country and Council – Aboriginal women run for election

In 2014, the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA), along with support from funding partners, created a short film to share stories and advice from women of Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities about the why, how and when of standing as a local government candidate.  The video features Senator Nova Peris OAM.

The film is proudly supported by the Victorian Government Office of Aboriginal Affairs, Reconciliation Victoria, Cities of Banyule, Boroondara, Greater Shepparton, Port Philip, Whittlesea and Whitehorse; City of  Latrobe and the Braiakaulung Advisory Committee; Shires of Glenelg, South Gippsland, Wellington and Yarra Ranges.