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. It’s dedicated to growing respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. Held every May 27-June 3, these dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey- the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
Our SWH Aboriginal Health workers are heavily involved in Wata Waetnanda planned local events for this annual week-long celebration, including the bringing to our lounge rooms of a film called PUTUPARRI and the Rainmakers. You’ll be emailed a link to beam, free of charge, this Reconciliation Film Club film (an exciting web offering that supports organisations to host screenings of a curated selection of compelling Indigenous documentaries from Australia’s leading Indigenous filmmakers) by emailing our SWH Aboriginal Health Promotion Officer Emily Falla at firstname.lastname@example.org between now and May 25.
Here’s a trailer https://www.sbs.com.au/…/host-screening-putuparri-and-rainm… (And congratulations to Wata Waetnanda for finding a way to let us safely participate in NRW when COVID-19 eliminates group gatherings.)
For more local information on National Reconciliation Week 2020 go to the Wata Waetnanda facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/watawaetnanda/