National Reconciliation Week

Each year, National Reconciliation Week is celebrated from 27 May–3 June.

Reconciliation Week is a national campaign celebrating and building on respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and other Australians. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the successful 1967 referendum (27 May) and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision (3 June).

The national theme for 2019 is ‘Grounded in Truth – Walk together with Courage’. This theme highlights the importance of truth-telling in the reconciliation journey.

Queensland Government and reconciliation

The Queensland Government is working on a number of initiatives as an act of reconciliation.

  • The Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program encourages all Queenslanders to participate in local reconciliation events in or around National Reconciliation Week.
  • The Queensland Reconciliation Awards recognises businesses, community organisations, educational institutions and partnerships that are taking positive steps towards reconciliation across Queensland.
  • The Queensland Museum Repatriation Fund - the Queensland Government contributed $100,000, alongside $50,000 from the Queensland Museum, to establish this fund to enable the Queensland Museum to conduct a proactive and culturally appropriate repatriation program.

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