National Reconciliation Week | 27 May – 3 Jun 2024

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The dates for NRW remain the same each year – 27 May to 3 June.

These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

National Reconciliation Week 2024 Theme

The National Reconciliation Week theme for 2024, Now More Than Ever, is a reminder to all of us that no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will —and must —continue.

There have been many moments in Australia’s reconciliation journey that make us want to turn away. But when things are divisive, the worst thing we can do is disengage or disconnect.

Now more than ever, we need to tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation. We know that the 6.2 million Australians who voted YES are committed to better outcomes for First Nations people, and are with us.

Reconciliation supporters must stand up to defend and uphold the rights of First Nations peoples. To call out racism wherever we encounter it, and to actively reinforce the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across this continent.

Now more than ever, the work continues. In treaty making, in truth-telling, in understanding our history, in education, and in tackling racism. We need connection. We need respect. We need action. And we need change.

Now more than ever, we need reconciliation.

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The National Reconciliation Week 2024 design and artwork represent the momentum of the theme Now More Than Ever. The chevron, a universal symbol for pointing the way, signifies advancing as one as we look towards a reconciled future; and the vibrant artwork of Gubbi Gubbi artist Maggie Douglas encourages connecting with one another, understanding and continuing to move forward.  The 2024 theme design incorporating the artwork is by Carbon Creative.

Wear it Yellow for Children’s Ground

Wear it Yellow for Children’s Ground with your school, workplace or team during National Reconciliation Week and help brighten the future for First Nations kids.

Taking part in Wear It Yellow by organising a fundraising event in National Reconciliation week is a great chance to celebrate First Nations culture and take action to help change the disadvantage facing many First Nations communities today.

Plan your Wear it Yellow activity for National Reconciliation Week and share your fundraising page to help get the word out. Holding a free dress day with a touch of yellow is a simple way to get everyone involved, or feel free to get creative and come up with other fundraising ideas, the bolder the better. 

How it works:

  • Sign up your school, workplace or team to Wear it Yellow for Children’s Ground. 
  • Plan your National Reconciliation Week activities with our free educational resources
  • Fundraise for Children’s Ground. 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AND ACCESS FREE RESOURCES

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the NRW website.

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: NRW website

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