Nura Gili News Edition 26 Apr. 2016 - Page 4

Letter from the Indigenous Officer Hi, my name is Bridget Cama and I am the Indigenous Officer and President of the Indigenous Society for 2016. I am a proud Wiradjuri Yinnah (woman) who also has proud Fijian heritage. I am currently in my third year at UNSW studying Arts/Law, majoring in Indigenous studies and minoring in politics. Meet the Indigenous Society Stay up to date with details for Yarn and Eat nights by following us on Facebook at UNSW Indigenous Society. The Indigenous Society also supports the committee and Indigenous students who are currently fundraising for the NITES Games in Brisbane in June 2016. We are also looking at holding a sports day in semester two, a cultural trip and weekend cultural events in the local Sydney area. During 2016, the Indigenous Collective will be active on campus through regular Collective meetings at 5 p.m. at Nura Gili, which will be posted on the UNSW Indigenous Students and Indigenous Society Facebook page. The most exciting part of the Indigenous Collective this year, however, is the social and educational events that the Indigenous Society will be hosting. This year, the aim of the Indigenous Collective is to stay active by improving Indigenous student life, supporting Indigenous students, hosting educational and cultural appropriate events, making UNSW a more culturally appropriate campus and helping students become active and informed voices on current issues. In 2016, the Indigenous Society kicked off the year with a Trivia Night which was held in week two. The night was the first Indigenous Society - Bridget Cama event for the year and was a success with seven teams competing and over 30 people in attendance. The night involved five rounds of trivia ranging from film, music and sport as well as current issues and icebreaker games and lots of pizza! The winning team won movie tickets to the Ritz Cinema in Randwick. All Indigenous Society events are free and anyone can come along! The Indigenous Collective and society will also be hosting regular fortnightly Yarn and Eat Nights. Each night will focus on a specific topic with a presentation by a special guest. Topics may be presented through different forms including: art, film, spoken word, inspirational guest speaker, music, song or dance. A facilitated safe space session will then take place where conversation on the topic will be followed by light refreshments. If you would like to get involved or have any questions regardin