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Reconciliation

Strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

At its heart, reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians (sourced from Reconciliation Australia).

The City of Canning is committed to reconciliation. Our vision for reconciliation is one of unity and equity, built on genuine relationships with, and respect for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Upcoming events

NAIDOC Week – 7 to 14 July 2024

The City has planned numerous exciting events for this year, including our NAIDOC Art Exhibition.

An Aboriginal painting

NAIDOC Art Exhibition

As part of the City of Canning NAIDOC celebrations, an art exhibition showcasing works from local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists will be held over NAIDOC Week 2024.

Artist submissions

Would you like to submit an artwork into the 2024 NAIDOC Art Exhibition? Artists must be of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. The Artist Submission Form and a high resolution image must be provided by Wednesday 26 June 2024.

Indigenous Sneakers Design Lab

Wednesday 10 July for ages 6 to 12 and their families. Embark on a cultural and artistic adventure with Nikkita! Join us for a creative journey into Aboriginal culture through sneaker design.
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Upcycle Badge Making Bash

Friday 12 July 2024 for ages 6 to 12 and their families. Get ready for a super fun, eco-friendly badge-making adventure! Turn old library books featuring Dog Man, Babysitters Club, Peppa Pig, superheroes, and more into recycled and fashionable pieces.
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New Reconciliation Strategy and Action Plan

The City has developed a new Reconciliation Strategy that will guide our reconciliation actions for the next four years.

The City’s Journey with Reconciliation

In 2018, the City developed and delivered its first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (PDF 2.2MB). Some of our reconciliation achievements include:

  • Developing relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations.
  • Employment of an Aboriginal Engagement Officer.
  • Delivery of ‘Ngalang Kadjin Moorditj’ (Our Spirit Strong) Aboriginal youth and employment mentoring program.
  • Continual delivery of annual NAIDOC and Reconciliation Week events and annual Noongar language classes.
  • Noongar naming across City building’s meeting rooms and the installation of door wraps featuring artworks commissioned from Sister Kate’s Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation.
  • Installation of acknowledgement plaques on the exterior of City buildings.

Canning Reconciliation Action Group

The City of Canning has convened a Reconciliation Action Group to guide our reconciliation work. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians are welcomed to join. The group meets once every two months.

Nominations will be opening in May for new members. If you would like to express an interest to join please contact community@canning.wa.gov.au. For more information, download the Terms of Reference (PDF 400KB).

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