National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June) starts today! For the next week Aurion team members have the opportunity to reflect on the part we play – whether big or small – on our journey towards reconciliation, and learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements.
The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey – the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
The Aurion Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) working group are running a three-step challenge for Reconciliation Week.
Step 1: Today, we invite our people to visit the National Reconciliation Week website to learn more about reconciliation in Australia and join one of this week’s online events.
Step 2: Tomorrow they’ll receive an invite to a respectful and inclusive panel discussion next week about our individual experiences and thoughts about reconciliation and how we can see it being advanced.
Step 3: On Friday with a weekend of viewing time infront of us, the Aurion RAP team will send team members a shortlist of carefully curated links to music, books, art and documentary that explore an element of reconciliation.
Here’s a few recommendations from our RAP working group, or join the Reconciliation Film Club to run your own streaming event:
Find out more about the Chandler Macleod Group commitment to improving the socio-economic circumstances of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with the Reconciliation Action Plan 2018-2020 that’s been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.
Do more for National Reconciliation Week:
- Documentary series: First Australians (on SBS) – This landmark series chronicles the birth of contemporary Australia as never told before, from the perspective of its first people.
- Film clip: Join the sing-along! I am Australian by kids in isolation (from the ABC)
- Podcast: Listen to this ABC radio Conversations episode with Richard Fidler, Sarah Kanowski on The Science of the Dreamtime
- Facebook: Join the Welcome to Country group which is all about Indigenous communities around Australia and how we can get involved.
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