National Reconciliation Week 2022

National Reconciliation Week 2022

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Be Brave. Make Change. National Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May to 3 June and 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 National Reconciliation Week theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” is a challenge to all Australians to be brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can make change for the benefit of all Australians. You can help by taking brave actions in your daily life, not just during National Reconciliation Week – but during every week of the year.

National Reconciliation Week Resources

Reconciliation Australia have put together some amazing digital resources to help you share the message (including the graphic below)! Head over to their website to download posters, flyers, email signatures, social media resources – and even some adorable colouring-in activities.

Download Reconciliation Australia Digital Resources on their website.

National Reconciliation Week 2022 Events

Looking for something to do during National Reconciliation Week? Every year there are some incredible events being held across the entire country, so get involved and see what’s happening in your area by checking out the calendar over on Reconciliation Australia. 

If you are running an event during the week – remember to register your event so people can find out all about it!

Register your event or find an event to attend over at Reconciliation Australia.

Share Our Pride

Share our Pride is designed to take you on an awareness-raising journey, letting you take a glimpse into how life looks from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective. This tool helps debunk many long-standing myths and even answers questions you may not have realised you had! 

Start your journey…

Deadly Questions

Aboriginal Victoria’s Deadly Questions Campaign helps prevent the spread of misinformation by answering all those “you can’t ask that!” questions. If you’re looking for a fun and interactive way to learn and share – this is the website for you.

Find the answers to all your Deadly Questions on their website.

Acknowledgement of Country

There is more than one way to deliver an Acknowledgement of Country.

In this TEDxSydney video, Shelley Reys AO explains how to simply and meaningfully give your own Acknowledgement of Country and ensure this important cultural practice continues to be a powerful moment to honour and connect with First Nations culture and country. Watch the video below! 

Map of Indigenous Australia

Have you ever wondered whose Country you are on? Check out the AIATSIS digital map!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia is made up of many different and distinct groups, each with their own culture, customers, language and laws. The AITSIS map attempts to represent the language, social or nation groups of Aboriginal Australia. You can even purchase a printed copy of the map for your home or office.

View the AIASTIS map of Indigenous Australia on their website.

Uluru Statement from the Heart

“In May 2017, over 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Delegates from all points of the Southern Sky gathered in Mutitjulu in the shadow of Uluru and put their signatures on a historic statement. The Uluru Statement From The Heart addressed to the Australian people invited the nation to create a better future via the proposal of key reforms…”

Find out more about the Uluru Statement from the Heart and get involved on their website.

First Nations Services

If you are looking for resources with information specific to First Nations Australians, you may find the below useful:

Strong Spirit Strong Mind – Mental Health Resources.
Artists in the Black – Arts Law services for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander and communities.
Aboriginal Art Centre Hub Western Australia (AACHWA) – Working with Aboriginal Art Centres.

Other Resources

Want to learn more? Check out the below resources!

How to be a Good Ally [PDF]
An Introductory Guide to Understanding Aboriginal Art
Protocols for Using First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts

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