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Recognising Reconciliation Week
Wednesday, 27th May 2015
ANROWS would like to acknowledge National Reconciliation Week (NRW) and the two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey it commemorates – the anniversaries of the 1967 referendum and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision.
ANROWS is currently developing its second Reconciliation Action Plan, via a working group comprised of ANROWS Board Directors and staff members.
Find key activities for National Reconciliation Week 2015: It’s time to change it up, as well as ideas for getting involved, on the Reconciliation Australia website. The National Portrait Gallery in Canberra is also holding Reconciliation week highlights tours during NRW.
Message from Heather Nancarrow, ANROWS CEO
ANROWS’s Board and staff recognise the intersections of multiple inequalities in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the contributions of these intersecting inequalities to the high levels of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children. Achieving Reconciliation Australia’s vision of a reconciled, just and equitable Australia depends on organisations like ours, and individuals like us, addressing these inequalities through our daily actions. It also depends on genuine respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and knowledge which we value and embrace. Our actions will be informed by these principles and acknowledgement of the strength, resilience and innovation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.
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