First Nations events on Survival Day

Survival Day is a time of reflection and remembering, as well as an opportunity to platform First Nations artists. Check out what's near you.

For many, 26 January is more than a public holiday. This year, Victoria’s state government has quietly cancelled its annual Australia Day parade – the third year in a row with the first two cancellations attributed to COVID-19 outbreaks. The decision was met with support from First Nations leaders.

First Nations communities have long battled the commemoration of 26 January as ‘Australia Day’, when for First Peoples it is a day of invasion, mourning and survival.

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