National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week 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 National Reconciliation Week 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 Week 2021
In 2021, the National Reconciliation Week theme is More than a Word, Reconciliation takes action, which urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action. As part of the City's ongoing commitment to reconciliation, a number of activities are being provided for the community to learn more about, and engage in this reconciliation journey.
Launch of the Noongar Six Seasons Language Workshop Series
Where: Girrawheen Hub, 11 Patrick Court, Girrawheen
When: Wednesday 26 May // 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Come and join us at the Girrawheen Hub to celebrate National Reconciliation Week with the launch of the Noongar Six Seasons Language Workshop Series. Facilitated by local Whadjuk woman, Sharon Gregory, this first workshop will focus on Noongar culture and language and will explore the Noongar Season of Djeran (April-May).
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Learning at the Library
Throughout the whole of Reconciliation Week the City’s libraries will be playing host to themed Reconciliation book displays. Stop by and check out their recommendations for some great reads related to the reconciliation journey.
The City’s youth centres will be running a free program for young people attending the drop-in programs below:
- Hainsworth Youth Centre (Girrawheen) - Tuesday 1 June // 3:30pm to 6:00pm
- Wanneroo Youth Centre - Wednesday 2 June // 3:30pm – 5:30pm
- Clarkson Youth Centre - Wednesday 2 June // 3:30pm – 5:30pm
- Yanchep Youth Centre - Tuesday 1 June // 3:00pm – 5:00pm
On these dates the Youth Team will facilitate a safe space for conversations with young people around Reconciliation Week, what it means to them and what action they can take. Each young person will be invited to add to a word map that will be on display at the youth centres as a reflection of these conversations. This program will also provide the opportunity for young people to take part in traditional indigenous food tasting, listening to and discussing some of Australia’s best Indigenous artists, as well as creating an art piece.