National Reconciliation Week: 27 May – 3 June
What is reconciliation?
At its heart, reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians.
What is National Reconciliation Week?
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
2020 National Reconciliation Week Theme – In this together
Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
On this journey, Australians are all In This Together; every one of us has a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures.
There is an extensive range of print resources available here including reconciliation week posters, email signatures and social media cover images.
Choose from a curated selection of documentaries by Australia’s leading Indigenous film makers in the Reconciliation Film Club and host a screening in your workplace or community. Or, take your own learning journey and explore the online culture and history resources available on Share our Pride website.
Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
A RAP is a strategic document that supports an organisation’s business plan. It includes practical actions that will drive an organisation’s contribution to reconciliation both internally and in the communities in which it operates.
The RAP Program contributes to advancing the five dimensions of reconciliation by supporting organisations to develop respectful relationships and create meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
National Reconciliation Week Events
Share, support and celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2020 by tuning-in to a host of virtual events, and by joining in on the conversation online.
Gumaraa – Authentic Immersive Cultural Experiences
Gumaraa are a locally based organisation who specialise in traditional Aboriginal cultural experiences and education. They offer a range of traditional Welcome to Country packages including smoking ceremonies, Didgeridoo performances and traditional Aboriginal dance groups and music. Gumaraa also provides cultural tours, bush tucker catering and Aboriginal art, dance and language programs for visitors, schools, groups and events.
To get in touch with Gumaraa call 0432 645 912 or visit the website.