National Reconciliation Week

14 Jun 2024

National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week

SuniTAFE staff and students raised awareness for National Reconciliation Week with an event hosted by the Dulka Yuppata staff and students in May. 

More than a hundred people attended the ceremony, which consisted of traditional dancing from the Land and Water Spirit Dance Group, a mosaic art workshop, face painting, morning tea and a panel of guest speakers. 

Guest speakers included SuniTAFE CEO Brett Millington, SunTAFE Senior Manager Katrina Watt, Community Leaders and Elders Aunty Patsy Doolan and Aunty Sandra Stewart and past Dulka Yuppata student Tamara Marshall. 

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. 

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) started as the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation in 1993 (the International Year of the World’s Indigenous Peoples) and was supported by Australia’s major faith communities. 

In 1996, the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation launched Australia’s first National Reconciliation Week. 

In 2001, Reconciliation Australia was established to continue to provide national leadership on reconciliation. 

In the same year, approximately 300,000 people walked across Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of National Reconciliation Week-and subsequently across bridges in cities and towns-to show their support for reconciliation. 

Today, National Reconciliation Week is celebrated in workplaces, schools and early learning services, community organisations and groups, and by individuals Australia-wide. 

The National Reconciliation Week theme for 2024, Now More Than Ever. 

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