National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements. This year’s NRW will be celebrated entirely online so there are lots of opportunities to involve even the smallest Australians to be part of the fun.
The theme for Reconciliation Week 2020 is: In This Together
National Reconciliation Week is the time to acknowledge the role we each play in building a nation that values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and histories. Children are a valued and important part of this week so here are some ideas to share with your family.
- Share, support and celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2020 by tuning-in to a host of virtual events Talk to your children about what this week means to you and support reconciliation at home and in your community.
- Create your own Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners of the Land that you are on, wherever you are. See how State Library shares this message with small children through checking out some videos on First 5 Forever
- Have a look at the map of Traditional Owners in Australia and find where you live and see if you can find out how to say "g'day" in a local language
- Make Reconciliation chalk messages or art on your driveway and share images with family and friends.
- Children love to be part of meal time so follow a recipe with your children using bush food ingredients from your local area.
- Groove out and dance with your children using the reconciliation music channel on Indigitube during Reconciliation Week.
- Share Kanopy Kids films so you can watch videos at home including: Language of Belonging; Waabiny Time; and Aussie Bush Tales plus many more in Kanopy for all the family.
Become a State Library of Queensland member to access eresources including Kanopy and Kanopy Kids.
If you're sharing your activities online, don't forget to use the hashtags #InThisTogether2020 #NRW2020
Find more ways to be part of National Reconciliation Week on the official website.
Stay safe and healthy and be involved with your local community – because we are #InThisTogether2020.