National Reconciliation Week
27 May – 3 June 2022
Niina marni – Hello, are you well?
The year 2022 marks 21 years of Reconciliation Australia and almost three decades of Australia’s formal reconciliation process.
The City of Mitcham proudly supports National Reconciliation Week. This year's theme is 'Be Brave. Make Change.'
During Reconciliation Week, City of Mitcham residents are encouraged to join Blackwood Reconciliation Group on the annual Blackwood Reconciliation Walk.
The Walk begins at the Blackwood Roundabout at 11.30am on Sunday 29 May and continues to the Colebrook Reconciliation Park at Eden Hills.
There will be a Smoking Ceremony with Karrl Tamaru Smit, co-chair of Blackwood Reconciliation Group, and Nasyah Turner of Southern Cultural Immersion, and a Welcome to Country from Nasyah.
Hear from City of Mitcham Mayor Dr Heather Holmes-Ross and other guest speakers, songs from local school children and watch a screening of recently released short film 'Colebrook Reconciliation Park. A place of Healing and Learning.'
Bring a picnic lunch, join the walk and experience Colebrook, a place of national significance.
The event is proudly supported by City of Mitcham's Grant Program.
To educate yourself on Australia’s First Nations history, please visit:
- The Reconciliation SA website
- Colebrook Home Memorial Park in Eden Hills to listen to stories via the listening posts.
- Follow Blackwood Reconciliation Group’s page on Facebook @BlackwoodReconciliationGroup
The City of Mitcham acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional owners of the land Council operates on and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We are in the process of composing our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan.
We strive towards a more just, equitable nation by championing unity and mutual respect as we come together and connect with one another.