This year, the week from 27 May to 3 June marks the 20th anniversary of Reconciliation Australia. As Australians, we take this time to reflect on our history and its impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The theme for Reconciliation Week 2021 is
More than a Word – Reconciliation Takes Action.
To help us to take action during and beyond the week, Reconciliation Australia has compiled
20 Actions for Reconciliation.
Take time to read these actions and discuss how we as individuals and as a wider community can move towards braver and more impactful action for all children.
Use the below questions and resources to reflect and explore ways to achieve reconciliation in workplaces, communities and our daily lives.
Reflect on days of national significance
- Why is it important for both non-Indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to celebrate or commemorate days of national significance?
- How might attending events that celebrate days of national significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples support my personal and professional learning?
- What have I learnt through participating in events that celebrate days or weeks of national significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
Reflect on reconciliation action
- Why is it important that we contribute to reconciliation?
- What reconciliation actions are we already taking in our school or early learning service that should be celebrated?
- Where does our school or early learning service need to focus attention?
- What are some achievable but ambitious goals for reconciliation that we can collectively own?
These reflective questions are from Reconciliation Australia’s professional development resources, provided through the
Narragunnawali online platform*. You can use the Narragunnawali professional learning resources to build awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, and contributions, and to support the implementation of reconciliation initiatives.
*Licenced under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.