MORE THAN A WORD. RECONCILIATION TAKES ACTION.
May 27, 2021 – June 3, 2021
This year National Reconciliation Week acknowledges we all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures. The 2021 theme of ‘MORE THAN A WORD, RECONCILIATION TAKES ACTION’ urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.
More than a word. Reconciliation takes action asks people to take this awareness and knowledge, and use it as springboard to more substantive, brave action.
2021 marks twenty years of Reconciliation Australia and almost three decades of Australia’s formal reconciliation process. National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 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.
“… A reconciled Australia is one where our rights as First Australians are not just respected but championed in all the places that matter …”
Kirstie Parker – Board Member, Reconciliation Australia
Our vision at Kilmore District Health is for unity, strengthened relationships, and respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians. We seek a nation that values and celebrates the histories, heritage and cultures of our First Nations peoples; that actively strives for the eradication of negative race relations; and values justice and equity for all Australians. Our mission for reconciliation is to work closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to implement our Innovate RAP, resulting in culturally safe, quality, accessible care and a dynamic and respectful place to work.
“At its heart, reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians.”
To find an event near you: https://nrw.reconciliation.org.au/calendar