National Reconciliation Week 2011
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is held from the 27 May to 3 June each year. This year’s theme is ‘Let’s talk recognition’, with Dr Jimmy Little AO (Golden Guitar winner and Living National Treasure), the face of NRW 2011.
Let’s talk recognition
Recognition comes in many forms. We admire the talents of our actors and singers. We marvel at the skills of our sporting stars. We honour the sacrifice of our Anzac heroes. Each has helped define who we are as Australians today.
And of course all those achievers have included Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who, despite being socially and legally excluded from society for so many years, have triumphed against the odds.
The First Australians deserve proper recognition, not only for their cultural longevity and resilience but for their continued contribution to our national identity.
During National Reconciliation Week and over the coming months, let’s talk about recognition in all its forms and how we might better acknowledge the status of Indigenous Australians. For more information, please visit the Reconciliation Australia website.