The theme for #NRW2020 – In this together – is now resonating in ways we could not have foreseen, but it reminds us whether in a crisis or in reconciliation we are all #InThisTogether.
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.
How can I better understand Reconciliation?
Download the Citys first Reconciliation Action Plan
Visit the official Reconciliation Australia website
Watch this informative and powerful short video
What activities or resources can I utilise during NRW?
Watch an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Film – see some recommended viewing from Reconciliation Australia
Check out the Canning Libraries Facebook page and the City’s Facebook page to watch story time and rhyme time – all themed around Reconciliation. The learning starts with our little ones!
Support Aboriginal artists and communities by purchasing artwork from the Fremantle Art Centre’s Revealed Exhibition – available online and open until 24 May 2020.
The Revealed Exhibition showcases over 100 of the best new and emerging Aboriginal artists from WA’s remote and regional art centres, as well as independent and Noongar artists from metropolitan Perth and the South West. The works span a breadth of styles and mediums including painting, installation, video, textiles, photography, print media, jewellery, carving and sculpture.
Sounds of The Kimberley, WAM’s twelfth regional compilation is the second release of nine new regional recording project albums supported through the State Government of West Australia’s Contemporary Music Fund. Recorded on Djugun / Yawuru Country during September 2019 at a heritage-listed Old Pearler’s Warehouse overlooking Roebuck Bay in Broome’s Chinatown, Sounds of The Kimberley is the first compilation album from the song-fertile region in many years and is just a snapshot of the great music, songwriters and bands that exist in the Kimberley.
Sounds of The Kimberley was released on Friday 24 April 2020 and is available now to stream on Spotify, Soundcloud, IndigiTUBE and other streaming platforms.
Make a donation to our friends at Langford Aboriginal Association. Currently, they urgently need funds to help deliver programs and services that empower, upskill and connect the community. This is important to help bridge the gap in services for the Aboriginal communities in Perth.
Check out other events on the Reconciliation Australia website.