Celebrating National Reconciliation Week
Reconciliation Week is an important opportunity for Australians to recognise and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.
National Reconciliation Week begins each year on 27 May, the date Australians overwhelmingly voted for Aboriginal people to be included in the Census in 1967, and finishes on 3 June, the date of the landmark, 1992 Mabo decision, in which the High Court of Australia recognised native title for the first time.
In light of the current COVID-19 restrictions, Aboriginal Affairs Strategic Partnerships have partnered with Larrakia Nation to create an online platform enabling Territorians to participate in National Reconciliation Week activities virtually this year.
The theme for #NRW2020 – In this together – is now resonating in ways we could not have foreseen, but is a timely reminder whether in a crisis or in reconciliation we are all #InThisTogether.
Entries are now open
Territorians are invited to enter a photo competition at www.indigenouseventsnt.com.au to submit an image that shows what reconciliation looks like to you. Submissions are encouraged from all regions of the NT and the winner will receive an Ipad.
Don’t forget to vote for your favourite image, the photo competition will close on Tuesday 2 June 2020.
For further information visit: www.indigenouseventsnt.com.au