3Rs events calendar provided by MATSITI Initiative.
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The Yawuru people of Northern Western Australia recognise six seasons. These seasons roughly correspond to the following Western calendar months:
Mankala – December to March; Marul – April; Wirralburu – May; Barrgana – June to August; Wirlburu – September; Larja – October to November.
Source: Bureau of Meteorology website – http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/yawuru/wirlburu.shtml
David Unaipon (28 September 1872 – 7 February 1967) was a well-known Indigenous Australian of the Ngarrindjeri people, a preacher, inventor and writer. Unaipon’s contribution to Australian society helped to break many Indigenous Australian stereotypes and he is featured on the Australian $50 note in commemoration.
The Gadgerong people of the North West Northern Territory observe 3 seasons within their Monsoon Tropics climate. These seasons roughly correspond to the following Western calendar months:
Mayurr – January to March; Nguag/Gagulong – April to September; Bandenyirrin – October to December.
Source: Bureau of Meteorology website – http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/climate_culture/Indig_seasons.shtml
Indigenous People’s Day (also known as Native American Day) is a holiday celebrated in various localities in the United States, begun as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day. The purpose of the day is to promote Native American culture and commemorate the history of Native American peoples.