National Reconciliation Week 2021

Photo sourced from Reconciliation Australia

This year, 2021, marks twenty years since the launch of Reconciliation Australia and almost three decades of the Australian formal reconciliation process.

During this time, support for reconciliation has steadily grown, with stronger awareness of the complexity and magnitude of First Nations cultures and knowledges. Today, Australians better understand and acknowledge the harsh impact that colonisation has had on First Nations families, communities, and ways of life.

In 2021, reconciliation is more than just raising awareness and knowledge. The theme More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

Be a part of this year’s National Reconciliation Week launch!

On 27 May 2021, we encourage everyone to learn about the Traditional Owners of the land they live and work on, and to share an Acknowledgement of Country on their social pages.

An Acknowledgement of Country is an opportunity for anyone to show respect for Traditional Owners and the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Country.

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies’ Map of Indigenous Australia, and Reconciliation Australia’s Acknowledgement of Country guide are great places to start. Download our shareable post here.

Don’t forget to hashtag your posts with the below tags so we can highlight
your contribution with the Reconciliation WA community.

#NRW2021 #ReconciliationWA #MoreThanAWord

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