National Reconciliation Week 2022

Reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and those from other cultures, for the benefit of all Australians.  
National Reconciliation Week—27 May to 3 June—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 theme for 2022 is 'Be Brave. Make Change.' This is a challenge to all Australians— individuals, families, communities, organisations and government—to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.

Join us in celebrating National Reconciliation Week 2022 at these events:

A morning with BKI (Beananing Kwuurt Institute)      

Thursday 26 May 2022
Come and have some morning tea, meet BKI members, see the community garden and op shop on site and help paint a Be Brave, Make Change banner with the Art Group!

10.30am - 12.30pm   
188 Treasure Road, Queens Park 6107
Free to attend. No registration required

Bushfoods for Health and Healing - online workshop  

Saturday 28 May 2022
Join Marissa Verma from Bindi Bindi Dreaming to learn about native bush foods used for health. Often called 'Bush Tucker' plants and trees, these can be used for more than just food. Many trees and plants are used seasonally as medicine or as a resource to make something. In this session, you will learn simple ways to create a bush tucker garden at home, where to source plants and how to use them for health. 

10am - 11am
Online Event.
Free to attend. Register.

Reclaim the Void Rug Weaving Workshops with AAEEWA

Saturday 28 May - Wednesday 1 June
Reclaim the Void was born from Ngalia elders in Leonora, Western Australia, expressing their pain and grief at ‘those gaping mining holes left all over our country’. The idea was conceived to symbolically ‘seal’ one of the holes with an artwork expressing the story of country, through creating woven rag rugs together. Organised by Australian Assoc. for Environmental Education (WA). 

Saturday 28 May             1pm - 4pm
Sunday 29 May               1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 1 June          9.30am - 12pm
Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC)
Kent St &, Queens Park Rd, Wilson WA 6107
Free to attend. Register.

Reconciliation Walk      

Sunday 29 May 2022
Sister Kate’s Home Kids invites the community to walk on country with them. Meeting on the banks of the Djarlgarro Beelier (Canning River) at the Kent Street Weir Park, the morning will feature performance and sharing of cultural knowledge, smoking ceremony and walk through the Canning River Regional Park, sharing the importance of caring for country.

10am – 12pm
Kent St Weir, Wilson WA 6107
Free to attend. No registration required. Further event details.

Dreamtime Storytelling

Monday 30 May 2022
Betty Garlett will be sharing Dreamtime stories and some traditional artefacts in this unique session to commemorate National Reconciliation Week 2022. This session is suitable for children aged 6-12 years old.

4pm - 5pm

Riverton Library, 67 Riley Road, Riverton, WA 6148
Free to attend. Register.


'Be Brave, Make Change' Storytime 

Tuesday 31 May and Friday 3 June
Stories at Canning Libraries. Join us as we read, sing and share these special National Reconciliation Week sessions! 
Recommended for children aged 3-5 years.

Tuesday 31 May      9.30am - 10.30am
Riverton Library, 67 Riley Road, Riverton, WA 6148
Free to attend. Register.

Friday 3 June         10am - 11am
Willetton Library, 39 Burrendah Blvd, Willetton WA 6155
Free to attend. Register.

Reconciliation Memoirs with Fred Chaney

Tuesday 31 May 2022
The Hon Fred Chaney AO’s commitment to social justice, and his belief in the equal value of all people, has driven a long and passionate career in advancing the reconciliation movement in Australia. Join this online session being organised by Reconciliation WA.

5.30pm - 7pm 
Online Event.
Free to attend. Register.

Learn about Whadjuk Noongar country, where the City of Canning is situated, and the City's Reconciliation Action Plan

For more information about reconciliation, visit the Reconciliation Australia website. 

Be Brave. Make Change.
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