Wednesday 27 May marks the start of National Reconciliation Week with the theme In this together. Reconciliation Week encourages us all to take the time to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and reflect on how we can contribute, individually and as a Griffith community, achieve reconciliation in Australia.
The dates for National Reconciliation Week, 27 May – 3 June, commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey, the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.
Wondering how you can contribute to National Reconciliation Week?
- Post your own National Acknowledgement of Country message on social media.
- Explore the State Library of Queensland’s virtual Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages exhibition to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages in Queensland and see artworks from Queensland communities.
- Tune in for a live debate: Reconciliation Bridge Walks of 2000: Paving the path for reconciliation – Thursday 28 May, 12pm.
- Check out the research of Professor Paul Tacon in working with Aboriginal communities in documenting artwork throughout Australia and its significance today – including rock engravings on the Nathan campus
- Take part in an awareness-raising journey from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective – Share the Pride
- Use the State Library of Queensland’s Interactive Queenslander Languages Map to find the language of the traditional custodians of the land and discover the Indigenous Languages Word Lists open data file for the various languages.