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National Reconciliation Week

4th May 2022

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our history, culture, and achievements thus far, while also exploring how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in our country.

The Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation launched Australia’s first National Reconciliation Week in 1996, and it has continued every year since. NRW takes place each year between 27 May – 3 June.

The dates have always remained the same, as they represent and commemorate two significant milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey – the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

For more information about Reconciliation Week, visit the official website.

2022 National Reconciliation Week

Be Brave. Make Change.

The 2022 National Reconciliation Week theme, Be Brave. Make Change is a challenge to all Australians to be brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can make change for the benefit of all Australians.

This goes for individuals, families, communities, organisations and government! Reconciliation Australia is asking everyone to make change beginning with brave actions in their daily lives – where they live, work, play and socialise.

Events in Victor Harbor

Nunga Screen - Free Event

Nunga Screen shares and celebrates First Nations culture, stories and language through the screen. Nunga Screen provides an opportunity for emerging and established First Nations and Torres Strait Islander film makers nationwide to showcase their films across South Australia. The program is presented in South Australia by Country Arts SA with support from the South Australia Film Corporation.

Nunga Screen will be shown at various times at the Victa Cinema on Tuesday 31 May 2022. For more information, visit the Country Arts SA website.

Ngarrindjeri Language Class - Free Event

In the spirit of Reconciliation Week, join us for a Ngarrindjeri Language Workshop with Kyla McHughes. Kyla McHughes is a proud local Ngarrindjeri woman, artist, Treasurer of MIPAAC (Miwi-inyeri Pelepi-ambi Aboriginal Corporation) and Ngarrindjeri Language teacher. Kyla will teach us some local Ngarrindjeri place names their origins and simple greetings. Kyla will provide a safe and fun space to practice speaking some Ngarrindjeri words.

The Ngarrindjeri Language Class will be held on Thursday 2 June 2022 from 10am in the Victor Harbor Library. To register, visit Eventbrite.

Dreamtime Videos - Free Event

Throughout Reconciliation Week, the Victor Harbor Library will be screening a selection of First Nations videos in the Library meeting room. The films feature local Dreamtime Stories and will be running on a loop all day on Monday 30 May 2022 and Wednesday 1 June 2022.

Ngarrindjeri Art Exhibition - Free Event

A First Nations exhibition at the Coral Street Art Space spanning both NAIDOC and Reconciliation weeks. Join us in the celebration, appreciation and recognition of the Ngarrindjeri culture. For more information, visit the Coral Street Art Space website.