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133,540 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics 14 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ministries in Australia 200 Delegates attended the 2022 NATSICC Assembly in Townsville 186 Growth in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics since 1986

* Warning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - WEBSITE MAY CONTAIN IMAGES, VOICES OR REFERENCES TO THOSE THAT HAVE PASSED

Latest News

Cross Cultural Competency in a Catholic Context Online Course now available October 18. 2022

NATSICC has developed a foundational Online  Cross Cultural Competency Course for all Catholic workers, volunteers, Clergy and Religious. It is the first ever Cross Cultural training with a Catholic Focus and will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

 

 

2022 NATSICC Assembly - 19 - 23 September 2022 October 18. 2022

Over 200 delegates trvaelled to Townsville for the NATSICC Assembly from 19-23 September. It was an enriching display of faith and culture that symbolised communities reuniting following COVID. Visit the Assembly page to see the videos, photos and outcomes of the Yarning Circles.

 

 

 

2022 Service to Community Award Winners July 11, 2022

NATSICC is pleased to announce a number of worthy winners of the 2022 Service to Community Awards.

 

Each year the awards help us to meet and introduce meet new people that work quietly in the background, bringing the Gospel to life to those around them. Additonally, we are also belssed to be able to share their stories wiht the wider Church.

 

 

 

 

 

2022 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday Resource for Parishes, schools and organisations
May 2, 2022

NATSICC is pleased to present the 2022 resources to help you celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday on 3 July.

 

Included this year will be :

  • Homily notes by Bishop Tim Norton based the theme - The Harvest is plenty, but the laborers are few
  • Practical Activities for young people
  • Liturgy suggestions for First Nations and non Indigenous Congregations
  • Interesting statistics on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics in Australia

 

 

 

 

Australia Day 2022
January 25, 2022

The peak body representing First Nations Catholics has invited fellow Catholics to make 2022 a year of action to “strengthen Australia’s foundations by supporting Australia’s First Peoples”.

 

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council has issued a statement for Australia Day, reflecting on this year’s theme: Reflect. Respect. Celebrate.

 

The statement unpacks those three verbs and encourages people to consider a response as individuals and as Catholics.

 

 

COVID and our communities
September 16, 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have faced adversity before, and COVID 19 is another challenge that we must face. In difficult times, we rely on each other to keep our spirits strong and now more than ever we need to use the resources around us to stay in contact with one another.


We have compiled some resources and information to help keep you and your community safe.

2021 Closing the Gap report - our response
August 20, 2021

In August 2021 Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced an array of changes to the targets, implementation and priorities of Closing the Gap. NATSICC is cautiously optimistic that the changes will empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organizations to address issues within our own communities, however the reality is that time is running out. The Gap is not closing in most areas and our people are paying for it every day.

Visit the 'First Nations Voices on.....' page for the full NATSICC response

NATSICC Palliative Care Packages 28 September, 2020

NATSICC is pleased to announce the launch of our new Palliative Care Packages project for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Established to address a strong need, this project provides Packages to any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person (regardless of any or no religious beliefs) in the end stages of their life.

 

Care packs are available for any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person that needs them.

 

 

 

 

 

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NATSICC TV

NATSICC TV (via YouTube) showcases the events, programs and presentations of the Council.

 

The library of programs is always growing so please check back regularly or subscribe to the NATSICC Channel on YouTube to be updated when something new is added.

 

 

*Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Viewers are warned that programs may include images and voices of those that have passed. 

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'The peak Indigenous advisory body to the Catholic Church'

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