National Reconciliation’s Week is a significant annual event, fostering unity, respect and understanding between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-indigenous Australians. This year, it is held from Saturday, 27 May to Saturday, 3 June. Since its inception in 1996, this week encourages all Australians from all walks of life come together to reflect on our shared history, celebrate the richness of our cultures, and work towards a future of genuine reconciliation.
This year, National Reconciliation Week embraces the theme ‘Be a voice to all generations,’ encouraging every individual to continue to the dialogue, action and advocacy needed to create a lasting change.
‘Be a voice for all generations’ highlights the significance of intergenerational collaboration and the importance of acknowledging the wisdom and experience of both past and present generations. It calls upon every Australian to listen, learn and engage in conversations that help bridge the gaps between communities, ensuring a better future for all.
As individuals, we all have a role to play in reconciliation. To be a voice for all generations, let us –
- Be a voice for listening
- Be a voice for unity
- Be a voice for fairness
- Be a voice for learning
- Be a voice for action
- Be a voice for truth-telling
- Be a voice for reform
- Be a voice for representation
- Be a voice for self-determination
- Be a voice for land rights
- Be a voice for equity
For more information, visit https://nrw.reconciliation.org.au/actions-to-be-a-voice-for-reconciliation-2023/