Published on 2 June 2020
National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements. The dates of Reconciliation week are the same each year, as they are very significant milestones in the story of connecting. The 27 May is the date of the 1967 referendum and the 3 June is the High Court Mabo decision.
The theme for this years National Reconciliation Week is ‘In this together’, a coming together to learn and explore how we as individuals and as a community can come together and reconcile. It is about reflecting about the part we all play in this reconciliation; learning and relearning ways of uniting with one another.
There are five dimensions of Reconciliation:
- Race relations
- Equality & Equity
- Institutional Integrity
- Historical Acceptance
It may seem difficult to know where to start in the journey, however recognition and awareness is the first step to understanding that we are in this together to make a difference for our past, present and future generations.
If you would like to know more about what you can do to start the journey of reconciliation visit the Reconciliation Australia website. If you are interested in reading, viewing or hearing about indigenous culture or experiences and want to find resources, check out the resource list supplied by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.