National reconciliation Week is held on the same dates each year. These dates are linked to two major reconciliation milestones; the 1967 referendum where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders were recognised in the Census, and the High Court decision around Mabo which paved the way for Native Title. This year’s theme is More than a Word.Reconciliation Takes Action. The Reconciliation Australia website provides detailed information on Reconciliation Week and the work that has been completed to collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures and futures.
We have also included a colouring-in poster which highlights the significance of the different symbols utilised by the artist, Jessica Johnson, who is a descendent of the Warumungu/ Wombaya people north of Tennant Creek.