World Indigenous Peoples Day

World Indigenous Peoples Day (9 August) was first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 – 2004).

Join the UQ community in celebrating both the traditional and modern experiences of Indigenous cultures from around the world.

On this day, people from around the world are encouraged to spread the UN’s message on the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples.

UQLife is partnering with Student Associations, UQ South Pacific Islander Association and UQ African Students Association, along with community partners to bring you a program of performances, workshops and delicacies throughout the day.

Registrations are essential for all workshops and places are strictly limited.

Check out the full program

Great Court, St Lucia campus

Time Session
9.55am Official Opening and Welcome
10am

Marvi Sunga
Performance

10.30am

Workshops

  • Hair braiding - UQ African Students Association
  • Bracelet making - UQ African Students Association
  • Pare Ei (flower crowns) - UQ South Pacific Islander Association
  • Lei - UQ South Pacific Islander Association

Registrations essential.

11am

African Drumming Workshop
Interactive African drumming, singing and dancing performance/workshop

11.30am

Workshops

  • Hair braiding - UQ African Students Association
  • Bracelet making - UQ African Students Association
  • Pare Ei (flower crowns) - UQ South Pacific Islander Association
  • Lei - UQ South Pacific Islander Association

Registrations essential.

12pm

Cutlural Performance
UQ South Pacific Islander Association

12.30pm

Jazz and Afro Beat Performance
UQ African Students Association

12.30pm

Workshops

  • Hair braiding - UQ African Students Association
  • Bracelet making - UQ African Students Association
  • Pare Ei (flower crowns) - UQ South Pacific Islander Association
  • Lei - UQ South Pacific Islander Association

Registrations essential.

1pm

Performance
Sione Haunga

5.30-7.30pm

BOY
Film Screening

Registrations essential

Online program

Time Event Location
4pm

Mu'ooz Cooking Class
Saba Abraham

Live on Facebook
6pm

Hula Active Cultural Dance Class
Pacifit Fitness

Registrations essential

Online Class via Zoom

COVID Safe Events

All events and spaces are operating in line with current guidelines. We ask that you please practice social distancing at all times and if you have travelled in the last 14 days, been in contact with someone with COVID-19, or if you are feeling unwell or experiencing COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, please stay at home. Where relevant, you will be required to provide your contact details for contact tracing purposes.

Pacifit Hula Active Cultural Dance class

10 August 2020 6:00pm7:00pm
Join us in collaboration with Kelly Ruru for a cultural dance class streaming via Zoom, all the way from New Zealand!

Movie Screening: Boy (2010)

10 August 2020 5:30pm7:30pm
Join us in the Great Court for a screening of the critically acclaimed BOY.

Mu'ooz Cooking Class

10 August 2020 4:00pm5:00pm
Join us LIVE on Facebook for a cooking class exploring traditional African dishes.

Jazz and Afro Beat with UQ African Students Association

10 August 2020 12:30pm1:00pm
Get your Jazz and Afro beat on with UQ African Students Association.

Cultural Performance with UQ South Pacific Islander Association

10 August 2020 12:00pm12:30pm
Join UQ South Pacific Islander Association for an authentic cultural performance.

African Drumming Workshop

10 August 2020 11:00am12:00pm
Interactive African drumming, singing and dancing performance/workshop.

Pacific Lei (flower necklace) workshop

10 August 2020 10:30am
Learn the traditional art of Lei making with UQSPIA

African Hair Braiding workshop with UQASA

10 August 2020 10:30am
Learn authentic African Hair Braiding with UQ African Students Association

African Beading workshop with UQASA

10 August 2020 10:30am
Learn the traditional art of African Beading with the UQ African Students Association

Pacific Pare Ei (Flower Crown) workshop with UQSPIA

10 August 2020 10:30am
Learn how to make a traditional Pacific Flower Crown, or Pare Ei, with UQSPIA