National Reconciliation Week (NRW) events are held around Australia from 27 May to 3 June to celebrate and build on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. The theme for NRW 2016 is Our History, Our Story, Our Future.
The week is celebrated across government agencies, schools, local councils and workplaces.
We would encourage members to organise an event to continue building strong relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians in their schools. RSVP to register your interest for organising one of the following events, and we'll provide support to help make it happen. We'd also like to include any stories or photos about these events in our next Educator magazine.
These are some National Reconciliation Week activities suggested by Reconciliation Australia, there are more details at http://www.reconciliation.org.au/nrw/get-involved/schools-and-early-learning-services/.
- Coordinate a Welcome to Country
- An Acknowledgment of Country
- Develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
- Host a morning tea
- Participate in local community events
- Promote NRW on social media
- Join the Narragunnawali community
- Fly or display Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags
- Screen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander films and TV programs
- Visit sites of cultural significance the area.
- Learn about Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander art:
To find out more about National Reconciliation Week visit https://www.reconciliation.org.au/.
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