National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to acknowledge the histories and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and take action to build positive relationships with one another.
The dates of National Reconciliation Week – 27 May to 3 June – commemorate the 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.
More than a word. Reconciliation takes action is the theme for National Reconciliation Week 2021. It marks 20 years of Reconciliation Australia, the national body for reconciliation.
"Reconciliation, it’s a journey for all Australians, how we think about the relationship with the First Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, and all Australians, whether you’re a new arrival or whether you’ve been here for a very long time," according to Karen Mundine CEO of Reconciliation Australia.
- Mohammad Al-Khafaji CEO of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (Fecca) , urges all migrants to engage with the reconciliation process.
- Fecca CEO believed that we need to educate ourselves and make sure that we build a strong relationship with Australia’s First Nations People to be called real Australians.
- FECCA’s Encouraging Engagement Guide is a valuable tool to help migrant and refugee communities engage with NRW and learn about Australian values from a different perspective.
This year the NRW theme, More than a word. Reconciliation takes action calls for all Australians to take braver and more impactful action, and Karen Mundine says everybody has a role to play.\
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