National Reconciliation Week
NRW is celebrated every year between the 27th of May and the 3rd of June. These two dates commemorate two very significant events in Australia's history: the 1967 Referendum, which gave the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognise them in the national census; and the Mabo Decision, which legally recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a special relationship to the land, paved the way for Native Title, and overturned Terra Nullius.
NRW is a time where Australians come together to join the reconciliation effort. It's a time where we learn about our shared stories and cultures and move forward towards a brighter and more equal future for all Australians. This year's theme is Let's Walk the Talk!—with a focus on completing the Constitution and recognising the First Australians. So let's walk the talk and make it happen!.Want to know how you can get involved? Put up a poster at your workplace, university or school. Download a fact sheet and distribute to your networks. Visit the resources section of the NRW website to see how you can promote Reconciliation Week.
There will be many events held across the country during Reconcilaition Week. Become involved by attending an event in your region. Visit the events section of the NRW website to find an event near you.