National Reconciliation Week 2020
In this together
27 May – 3 June 2020
We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional owners of the land and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Niina marni – Hello, are you well?
National Reconciliation Week started as the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation in 1993 (the International Year of the World’s Indigenous Peoples) and was supported by Australia’s major faith communities. In 1996, the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation launched Australia’s first NRW. In 2000, Reconciliation Australia was established to continue to provide national leadership on reconciliation. In the same year, approximately 300,000 people walked across Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of NRW, to show their support for reconciliation.
Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are respectful relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, working together to close the gaps and to achieve a shared sense of fairness and justice, we are In this together.
National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. To educate yourself on Australia’s Indigenous history I invite you to visit
- Reconciliation SA’s website https://reconciliationsa.org.au/
- Colebrook Home Memorial Park in Eden Hills to listen to their stories via the listening posts
- You can also find information on the Park via this link https://www.mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au/discover/places-to-visit/colebrook-home-memorial
- Follow Blackwood Reconciliation Group’s page on Facebook @BlackwoodReconciliationGroup
We strive towards a more just, equitable nation by championing unity and mutual respect as we come together and connect with one another.
Today as we mark the start of National Reconciliation Week 2020, we’re encouraging our community to help us create a ‘sea of hands’ as a sign of mutual respect and promote understand between our community and the Kaurna people, whose traditional lands we stand on today.