National Reconciliation Week – held every year from 27 May to 3 June – 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.
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.
Over the week, Rise staff participated in both the National Reconciliation Week Breakfast and the Walk for Reconciliation.
National Reconciliation Week Breakfast
In celebration of National Reconciliation Week some of our Rise Supporters joined thousands of West Australians by attending the NRW Virtual Breakfast hosted by Reconciliation WA.
This inspiring event was broadcasted live from Boola Bardip WA Museum and shined a light on positive generational stories, The Voice Referendum and how everyone can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
Some inspiring speakers included:
- Keynote presentation from Noongar, Yamatji and Wongi man Ken Wyatt AM;
- Keynote presentation from reconciliation ally Craig Foster AM;
- Address from Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Hon. Tony Buti MLA;
- A region recovering as we head to the Fitzroy Valley;
- Looking to the next generation with a special feature on Stratton Goodstart Early Learning, and Community Arts Network WA Your Way project; And lots more!
If you missed it, you can check out the YouTube recording below:
Walk for Reconciliation
For National Reconciliation Week Rise supporters joined thousands in Perth who participated in this year’s Walk for Reconciliation in the beautiful Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park).
It was an opportunity to connect to Boodja (country) and celebrate the living Noongar culture starting with a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony, then engaging in a cultural immersion of storytelling, dance and art from Aboriginal Elders, Youth and Traditional Owners.