National Reconciliation Week is 27 May – 3 June andReconciliation Australia invites all “Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation”.
This year’s theme Don’t Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow encourages Australians to ask themselves what they do not know about our shared history and to explore and share what we uncover.
Visit the Reconciliation Australia website for some great National Reconciliation Week activities you could run in your library including:
- Coordinate a Welcome to Country
- Conduct an Acknowledgment of Country
- Display Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags
- Participate in Local Community Events
- Have a Yarn
- Host a Morning Tea
- Hold a TED Screening
- Promote NRW on Social Media
- Screen Indigenous films and TV programs
- Attend Cultural Awareness training
- Gather to share food
For each of the activities listed, Reconciliation Australia provides fact sheets, advice and suggestions on how to make it happen.
How to make it happen resources include:
- Reconciliation Australia’s fact sheet on Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country protocols.
- Q & A – Flying the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
- The State of Reconciliation in Australia report summary
- A range of print and online resources including posters, logos for social media and email signatures
- Links to TED talks with a reconciliation themeRecommended viewing
- A list of films, documentaries and TV programs focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
- Share Our Pride cultural awareness online resource
Share how you will be celebrating National Reconciliation Week in the comments section or submit a blog post by emailing lgc.qld.gov.au