Aboriginal children have a right to grow up feeling nurtured and safe, with the opportunity to develop their social and emotional wellbeing through connection to culture and community.
In supporting reconciliation, we support justice, equality, and unity so that Aboriginal children can achieve the same life chances and choices as non-Aboriginal children.
What is Reconciliation Week?
National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements. It is also a time to acknowledge our true history, and explore how we can each contribute to the process of reconciliation.
Held on the same dates each year, National Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey:
- The 1967 referendum on 27 May, 1967
- The High Court Mabo decision on 3 June, 1992
Reconciliation is about Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians working together to overcome inequality, building respectful relationships that support culturally strong and safe Aboriginal communities, families and children.
Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians, and we all have a role to play.
The 2021 Reconciliation Week theme More than a word. Reconciliation takes action encourages us all to take braver and more impactful action.
You can read about actions to take beyond Reconciliation Week here.