Reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples. 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.
National Reconciliation Week runs annually from 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones — the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision..
The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2019 is ‘Grounded in Truth, Walk Together with Courage’. At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community. To foster positive race relations, our relationship must be grounded in truth.
Recent research shows that 80 per cent of Australians in the general community and 91 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people believe it’s important to undertake formal truth telling processes (NRW 2019 Guide)
Lifestart is currently finalising our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The RAP program provides a framework for organisations to support the national reconciliation movement. Find out more about Lifestart’s values at Who We Are.