National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 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.
From 27 May to 3 June, this year’s theme “Be a Voice for Generations” encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives – where we live, work and socialise.
Before NRW, National Sorry Day (26 May), remembers and acknowledges the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, recognised as The Stolen Generations.
At Curtin, visit a range of events this NRW to learn more about the role you can play towards reconciliation.
Acknowledgement of Country Workshop and Lunch
Wednesday 24 May, 11am to 1.30pm
In this workshop, you will be guided by Aboriginal educators to develop your own meaningful Acknowledgment and gain knowledge of our reconciliation journey at Curtin, the ancient and colonial history of the campus at Bentley, and Nyungar knowledge and practices from a Whadjuk perspective.
Walk for Reconciliation
Friday 2 June, 1pm to 3.30pm
The Walk for Reconciliation is a National Reconciliation Week event hosted by Reconciliation Western Australia, taking place in Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park). Curtin and the Student Guild have arranged a bus to transport students to and from Kaarta Koomba for the event.
How else can you get involved?
Read and implement the Actions to Be a Voice for Reconciliation Guide by Reconciliation Australia.
Visit the National Reconciliation Week website for resources and online events listings.
Attend the Welcome to Country and Cultural Talk at HBF Arena or take part in National Reconciliation Week events near you.
Spread the word
Use the National Reconciliation Week social media assets and email banner to spread the word.