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 theme for 2023 is ‘Be a Voice for Generations.’ The theme encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives – where we live, work and socialise.
Join us in celebrating National Reconciliation Week 2023 at these activities and events:

Reconciliation Walk

Sunday 28 May 2023
Sister Kate’s Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation 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 a smoking ceremony, kep (water) ceremony, performance and sharing of cultural knowledge and walk through the Canning River Regional Park, sharing the importance of caring for country. 

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

Reconciliation Yarns - hosted by Reconciliation WA

Monday 29 May to Thursday 1 June 2023
Reconciliation WA are hosting the popular and impactful Reconciliation Yarns, focusing on the National Reconciliation Week theme 'Be a Voice for Generations'. These will alternate between in-person and online sessions, with the in-person sessions hosted across Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park). Yarning circles are co-faciliated by an Aboriginal Leader and a reconciliation ally, creating a safe space to yarn.

Various times
Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park) or Online
Free to attend. Register

Reconciliation Memoirs with Dr Richard Walley OAM – hosted by Reconciliation WA

Tuesday 30 May
Each year, Reconciliation WA produces the memoirs of a long-standing champion in the reconciliation movement. This year Dr Richard Walley Oam will present his Reconciliation Memoirs, written in collaboration with Victoria Laurie. Join this online session being organised by Reconciliation WA.

6pm – 8pm
Online streaming available
Tickets $25. Register

Reconciliation Week Storytime

Tuesday 30 May and Friday 2 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.
Free to attend, bookings not required.

Tuesday 30 May
9.30am – 10.30am
Riverton Library, 67 Riley Road, Riverton
More information

Friday 2 June
10am – 11am
Willetton Library – 39 Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton
More information

Dreamtime Storytelling

Wednesday 31 May 2023
Betty Garlett will be sharing Dreamtime stories and some traditional artefacts in this unique session to commemorate National Reconciliation Week. 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

A morning with BKI (Beananing Kwuurt Institute)

Thursday 1 June 2023
An open invitation to join Beananing Kwuurt Institute onsite for a community morning tea and to paint a banner for reconciliation. 

10am – 11.30am
188 Treasure Road, Queens Park
Free to attend. No registration required.

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. 

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