National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week 2016 - Our History, Our Story, Our Future

 What is Reconciliation?

Reconciliation is a multi-layered process. At its core, it is about addressing the divisions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians – divisions that have been caused by a lack of respect, knowledge and understanding.

Reconciliation is about recognising the truth of Australia’s history, and moving forward together with a commitment to social justice, and building relationships based on mutual understanding, respect and trust.

Achieving reconciliation involves raising awareness and knowledge of Indigenous history and culture, changing attitudes that are often based on myths and misunderstandings, and encouraging action where everyone plays their part in building a better relationship between us as fellow Australians.

What is National Reconciliation Week?

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is an annual celebration from 27 May to 3 June and is a time for all Australians to reflect on our shared histories, contributions and achievements.

The theme for NRW 2016 is Our History, Our Story, Our Future.

All Australians are invited to participate in our nation’s reconciliation journey.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of us all as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples.

Make reconciliation part of your story and your future by getting involved in some of the National Reconciliation Week (NRW) activities suggested here.

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