National Reconciliation Week 2022
Each year from 27 May to 3 June Australia acknowledges National Reconciliation Week. This is a time for all Australians to pause, reflect and learn about the history and culture of First Nations peoples, and explore ways we can continue to shape Australia into a reconciled nation.
The dates that bookend National Reconciliation Week commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum (on 27 May 1967), and the High Court Mabo decision (on 3 June 1992).
The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2022 is Be Brave. Make Change. This theme calls on all Australians to make change beginning with brave actions in our daily lives – where we live, work, play and socialise.
Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. Everyone is encouraged to come together, in person where it is safe to do so, and join in conversations as we strive for a more just, equitable nation in an environment of unity and respect.
For more information about NRW, the 2022 theme, and for additional ideas on how to celebrate the week, https://www.reconciliation.org.au/our-work/national-reconciliation-week/
To see a map of the language, tribal or nation groups of First Nations Peoples, visit the AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia.