National Reconciliation Week
To commemorate National Reconciliation Week 2017, along with the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum where more than 90 per cent of Australians voted “Yes” for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights, Reconciliation Australia is urging this generation to take the next step on the road to reconciliation.
“Every Australian generation has done something great and we have a proud history to show for it,” says Justin Mohamed, Chief Executive Reconciliation Australia.
“However at the moment, our nation struggles to fully acknowledge the 50,000-year history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. These are the oldest cultures in the world but are still not acknowledged in our educational and legal frameworks.
“It’s time for our generation to do something great and fulfil our potential and celebrate our unique and ancient culture.
“This can’t be done by the politicians – like so many great moments in our history it needs to be fueled by people power, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. It’s a chance for all of us to do something our kids can be proud of.”
I’m Aboriginal but I’m not…
This educational series is designed to challenge the stereotypes many people have about Australia’s indigenous people, which are a slippery slope to prejudice and racism.