Reconciliation: Justice, Equality & Healing

The New South Wales Reconciliation Council is the peak representative body for reconciliation in NSW. Our vision is to create a reconciled, just and equitable community for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. Our membership is currently made up of Reconciliation Groups and individuals across NSW – Indigenous and non-Indigenous people working together to advance reconciliation in their communities.

NSW Reconciliation Council acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout New South Wales and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.

We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the original custodians of the land on which our office sits.

NAIDOC Week 2016: 3-10 July

Every year in the first week of July, people around the country come together to celebrate NAIDOC Week, which recognises the achievements and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia. NAIDOC Week is a wonderful opportunity for all Australians to honour and acknowledge Aboriginal history and cultures, particularly in their local communities.
The NSW Reconciliation Council will be celebrating NAIDOC Week in 2016, and we urge you to do the same. Our chair, Lindon Coombs, will be travelling to Darwin for the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony; we’ll be attending a NAIDOC flag-raising ceremony at the Redfern Community Centre; and we’ll be spreading the word about NAIDOC Week on social media and beyond. If you’re interested in attending a NAIDOC Week event, contact your local council or community centre to see if they’ve got anything organised. Otherwise, here’s a list of someways that you can respectfully celebrate NAIDOC Week in 2016. You can also look at our factsheet, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Days to Remember, and note them down so you’re always well-prepared for important days of celebration and remembrance.

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