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Twenty years ago today, hundreds of thousands of Australians came together and voted to walk together for reconciliation. These Australian’s were from all different backgrounds, ethnicities and religions. Twenty years on, we continue to walk together for reconciliation. We continue to work on strengthening the relationship between the indigenous and non-indigenous people.
National Reconciliation Week which takes place between 27 May – 3 June, aims to promote mutual respect, trust and relationships between the nation’s First peoples and those who now call Australia home. Through events, activities, and education, National Reconciliation Week provides greater knowledge into our shared histories, cultures and achievements. By having greater knowledge of who we are comes a journey of truth. Through truth comes unity, and through unity comes reconciliation.
The theme of National Reconciliation Week this year is ‘More than a word. Reconciliation takes action’. This theme urges everyone towards more impactful actions for reconciliation. By actively contributing, we can build relationships between communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures.
At Key Assets we recognise and celebrate the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, histories, cultures and values. We help children and young people to stay connected with their culture and work with carers to maintain their cultural identity. Our cultural practice leaders and supporting key care teams are a testament to this.
Reconciliation is a journey that doesn’t happen overnight. We all have a role to play in creating a fairer and more just Australia for everyone. We need to work together to make a history that we can be proud of.
Reconciliation is more than a word, reconciliation takes action.
If you would like to learn more about National Reconciliation Week or find out how you can get involved, visit: https://www.reconciliation.org.au