Reconciliation Week 27 May to 3 June
National Reconciliation Week is an annual celebration and a time for all Australians to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievements in the journey towards reconciliation.
The week is framed by two key events - May 27, the day of the historic 1967 Referendum which saw over 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and recognise them in the national census. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the ’67 Referendum.
June 3 is Mabo Day when the High Court delivered its landmark Mabo judgement in 1992. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Mabo ruling.
What can you do during #NRW2017?
- Sign up to Reconciliation Victoria's email list via their website: http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/
- Attend an event in the local area. There are many opportunities to attend an event, including Sorry Day breakfasts, BBQs and exhibitions. A list is posted on Reconciliation Victoria's website: http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/community-events.php
- Join AFL legend Michael Long and his supporters as they continue to promote the story of The Long Walk at Federation Square on Saturday May 28