27 May – 3 June: National Reconciliation Week is a time for us to pause, reflect and learn about the history and culture of First Nations peoples
Each year from 27 May to 3 June Australia acknowledges National Reconciliation Week. The dates that bookend National Reconciliation Week commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum (on 27 May 1967), and the High Court Mabo decision (on 3 June 1992).
This year’s theme is ‘Be Brave. Make Change’, calling on all Australians to make change, beginning with brave actions in our daily lives – where we live, work, play and socialise. And we are challenged to explore ways we can continue to shape Australia into a reconciled nation.
Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. Everyone is encouraged to come together, in person where it is safe to do so, and join in conversations as we strive for a more just, equitable nation in an environment of unity and respect.
For more information about National Reconciliation Week, the 2022 theme, and for additional ideas on how to celebrate the week, visit the official website here.