The theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week is: Grounded in Truth, Walk together in Courage.
At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To foster positive race relations, our relationship must be grounded in a foundation of truth.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have long called for a comprehensive process of truth-telling about Australia’s colonial history. Our nation’s past is reflected in the present, and will continue to play out in future unless we heal historical wounds.
Today, 80% of Australians believe it is important to undertake formal truth telling processes, according to the 2018 Australian Reconciliation Barometer. Australians are ready to come to terms with our history as a crucial step towards a unified future, in which we understand, value and respect each other.
Whether you’re engaging in challenging conversations or unlearning and relearning what you know, this journey requires all of us to walk together with courage. This National Reconciliation Week from 27 May - 3 June, we invite Australians from all backgrounds to contribute to our national movement towards a unified future.
Read: Uluru Statement from the Heart
Read: Invitation to Reflection & Discussion on Uluru Statement
Visit: National Reconciliation Week - 27 May - 3 June