Thursday, 11 April 2013

National Reconciliation Week – What will you do?

Contact: Reconciliation Australia

Location: Various - see details
Date: 27 May 2013

Intended Audience: All schools especially primary

This National Reconciliation Week (27 May—3 June), we’re challenging all Australians to do something positive and join the reconciliation buzz on social media.

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time to build better relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians—and a time to come together to acknowledge the enormous contributions that Australia’s First Peoples have made to shape our nation.

Our theme Let’s Talk Recognition is all about Australians better recognising each other. Being recognised is good for your self-esteem. It energises you and encourages you to see the best in others.
NRW is also the perfect time to learn more about the campaign to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution.
In 2013 our NRW Ambassadors have a common link of music. From Gurrumul Yunupingu and the guys at Skinnyfish Music—to singer-songwriters Busby Marou and Radio DJs Meshel Laurie and Alex Dyson—our passionate and talented ambassadors show how music, as a universal language, can bring people together.

By working together with trust, respect, understanding and a kind heart, we are making Australia a fairer place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and a better nation for all Australians.

Getting involved in NRW is easy. Check out some of our ideas below and show your support for reconciliation.
· Organise an event and register it on the NRW events calendar or attend an event in your area.
· Do something in NRW then tell us via YouTube, Facebook or Twitter using the hashtags #NRW2013 and #recognition.
· Read about the 2013 NRW Ambassadors who are blogging, tweeting, singing and talking about recognition and share it with your friends.
· Download and print or order the 2013 NRW Poster to display at your school or workplace.
· Check out our great range of NRW resources including the reconciliation timeline.
· Sign up as a supporter for the Recognise campiagn and help change the future.
Reconciliation Australia is the national organisation promoting reconciliation between
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians