National Reconciliation Week


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.

 

National Reconciliation Week 2023

The City of Canning will deliver a range of events for National Reconciliation Week. A full list of events will be released in March 2023.

The below event is confirmed.

Reconciliation Walk

Sunday 28 May 2023
Sister Kate’s Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation partnering with the City of Canning invites the community to walk on country. 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. Please email community@canning.wa.gov.au to register your interest.


National Reconciliation Week 2022

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. The City of Canning delivered the below National Reconciliation Week 2022 events with our partners:

A morning with BKI (Beananing Kwuurt Institute)      

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

Bushfoods for Health and Healing - online workshop  

Saturday 28 May 2022
Marissa Verma from Bindi Bindi Dreaming taught about native bush foods used for health. Participants learnt simple ways to create a bush tucker garden at home, where to source plants and how to use them for health. 

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), three sessions were held to weave rag rugs together to be part of an artwork expressing the story of country and to symbolically 'seal' one of the holes. 

Reconciliation Walk      

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

Dreamtime Storytelling

Monday 30 May 2022
Betty Garlett shared Dreamtime stories and some traditional artefacts in a unique session to commemorate National Reconciliation Week 2022. This session was suitable for children aged 6-12 years old.

'Be Brave, Make Change' Storytime 

Tuesday 31 May and Friday 3 June
Stories for children aged 3-5 years at Canning Libraries.

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. The City of Canning promoted this online session organised by Reconciliation WA.
 


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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