National Reconciliation Week 2024

May 23, 2024Groups and Events, Latest News

National Reconciliation Week

This Sunday 26 May is National Sorry Day, a time to acknowledge and remember “The Stolen Generations’ – the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly taken from their families and communities.

Following Sorry Day, National Reconciliation Week begins, running from Monday 27 May to Monday 3 June. This year’s theme, “Now more than ever”, emphasizes the ongoing need to advocate for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Both of these campaigns provide vital opportunities to broaden our understanding of the profound injustices and the enduring intergenerational trauma suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Last year, over 6.2 million Australians voted YES to improving outcomes for First Nations people. Let’s remain committed to defending and supporting the rights of First Nations peoples.

To learn more about North Richmond Community Health’s (NRCH) commitment to reconciliation, we invite you to read NRCH’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The plan outlines some of the actions taken as part of our reconciliation journey to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal community members. NRCH is in the process of considering how to continue building on our reconciliation commitments through development of a new RAP.

Now more than ever, we need reconciliation.

Event details:

When: Wednesday 29 May  | 11:30am-2pm
Where: At the front of NRCH, 23 Lennox St, Richmond
What’s happening:

  • A Welcome to Country (TBC)
  • Smoking Ceremony (TBC)
  • Delicious lunch by our Cultural Catering team
  • Art activities
  • Health information session

Special mention:

Many thanks to Paddy Ellis, an exceptionally talented NRCH community member and local Wurundjeri artist, for creating the snake image featured in our National Reconciliation Week materials this year.

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