What are you doing for Reconciliation Week?

What are you doing for Reconciliation Week?

National Reconciliation Week (NWR) provides an opportunity for us to reflect on the significance of Indigenous peoples’ cultures, histories, languages, experiences and knowledge. 

We invite you to explore some of the resources we have selected to help you engage and recognise this significant week.

The theme for NRW 2021 is More than a word. Reconciliation takes action. As Reconciliation Australia states, “Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians - as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation.” 

To help you start or continue your learning journey on the path to reconciliation, we have selected a range of books, websites, TV series, films and activities that you can explore here.

If you haven’t yet read Bruce Bascoe’s Young Dark Emu, we couldn’t recommend it enough. Pascoe’s award-winning text Dark Emu is translated into a version that is more suitable for young readers. 

We recommend this book because it is so important for young readers to understand the truth of Australia’s history and of Indigenous people’s complex social and cultural systems that have always existed. 

Looking for a new TV series? Check out Deborah Mailman in the amazing ABC series Total Control, or groundbreaking series Redfern Now.

If activities are more your thing, take a day out and head on an incredible Barangaroo Aboriginal Cultural Tour that offers you a glimpse into the rich history of Sydney Harbour. 

There are so many more great resources included in the document here.

  • Posted 31 May, 2021

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