National Reconciliation Week
Next date: Monday, 01 June 2020 | 02:00 AM
to Wednesday, 03 June 2020 | 11:59 PM
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 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.
The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June.
These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Further information is available at https://www.reconciliation.org.au/national-reconciliation-week/
Picture above: Aunty Sharon Atkinson. Acknowledgement Photo Julie Millowick for FRRR
Interesting Fact! Rakali the Water Rat – Wowa in Yorta Yorta (page 21 of Loving Moira’s Natives – colouring book)
The Water Rat is an excellent Australian symbol for us to have this year; it stands for resilience, creativity and success in resolving a problem that threatens life.
Rakali the water rat has successfully adapted its behaviour in Northern Australia to safely kill cane toads and use parts of the body, which are non-poisonous, for food.
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | 12:00 AM
- Wednesday, 03 June 2020 | 11:59 PM