National Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June 2020 National Reconciliation Week is an annual celebration and is a time for all Australians to reflect on our shared histories. National Sorry Day is a nation-wide observance held on May 26 each year. Shepparton’s Sorry Day event – usually held in Monash Park – will be held online this year.
National Sorry Day is a nation-wide observance held on May 26 each year. This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. For more information, resources and support services regarding the Stolen Generations please visit the following websites: Connecting Home, the Healing Foundation and Link-Up Victoria. Click here for a link to events around Australia.
National Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June 2020
National Reconciliation Week is an annual celebration and is a time for all Australians to reflect on our shared histories, and on the contributions and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The 2020 theme ‘In this together’ reinforces that we all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures. When we come together to build mutual respect and understanding, we shape a better future for all Australians. The In this together poster and digital resources are now available to download and print – click here.
The 1967 Referendum
May 27 marks the anniversary of Australia’s most successful referendum and a defining event in our nation’s history. The 1967 Referendum 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.
June 3 is Mabo Day – on this day in 1992, the High Court of Australia delivered its landmark Mabo decision which overturned the notion of ‘terra nullius’ and legally recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ connection to their country, a connection that existed prior to colonisation and continues today. This recognition paved the way for the Native Title system.
Visit the Reconciliation Australia website for more information.
Shepparton Sorry Day Commemoration online
When: Tuesday May 26
To see the Sorry Day Commemoration online go to: https://www.facebook.com/GreaterShepparton/
Wednesday, May 27 The Rural Health Department, University of Melbourne is hosting a webinar presentation
Shane Charles, recently appointed Co-Chair of Reconciliation Victoria, will be speaking at this weblink.
The University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health invite you to a webinar presentation by Mr Shane Charles at 10:30am on Wednesday 27th May 14, 2020, there will be an opportunity for Q & A at the end of the presentation.
Shane is the new Aboriginal Co-Chair for Reconciliation Victoria, born and bred in Shepparton, a strong Yorta Yorta, Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung man.
He is a highly experienced and inspirational Aboriginal leader with a strong track record across a range of sectors including education and training, justice and cultural heritage within both Aboriginal and mainstream organisations.
If you are interested in attending please register on The Rural Health Department, University of Melbourne.