Ways to Engage – National Reconciliation Week 2022

Show up – Rec Week 2022 events 

Vic

21 May @ 12pm - 4pm AEST

THE LONG WALK

Federation Square for pre-match activities and live entertainment followed by the iconic “Long Walk” to the G.

 

May 21 @ 2:30 pm - 10:30 pm AEST

DREAMTIME AT THE 'G - RICHMOND FC

Richmond Football Club will host Essendon in the marquee match up - Dreamtime at the 'G.

 

May 26 @ 4:30 pm - June 3 @ 9:30 pm AEST

THE CENTRAL VICTORIAN INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL

The City of Greater Bendigo, various venues, Bendigo, Victoria

The Central Victorian Indigenous Film Festival is back in 2022 to celebrate National Reconciliation Week.

 

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST

MOTHER TONGUE - DR VICKI COUZENS PUBLIC ARTWORK OPENING

Tarneit Community Learning Centre 150 Sunset Views Boulevard, Tarneit VIC 3029, Victoria

As part of National Reconciliation Week, join us for the launch of a new public artwork ‘Mother Tongue'.

 

27 May @12:30pm AEST

BRIGGS TOWN HALL ORATION

First Nations rapper, record label owner, comedy writer, actor, and author, Adam Briggs is the guest orator for this year’s National Reconciliation Week Oration.  This event will be livestreamed.

30 May @ 3pm - 5pm AEST

THE RIPPLE EFFECT SCREENING

Library at The Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade Docklands

Exploring the mental health impacts of racism, The Ripple Effect interviews sports stars who have experienced racism, told through the story of St Kilda legend Nicky Winmar and other athletes of colour.

 

May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

COMMUNITY TALK - TRUTH-TELLING AND RECONCILIATION

Kyneton Town Hall 129 Mollison Street, Kyneton, Victoria

Special guest speakers Brent Ryan, Assistant Director Education at Yoorrook Justice Commission, and Nicole Findlay CEO Reconciliation Victoria.

 

31 May @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm AEST

RECONCILIATION, CHANGE & PARTNERSHIPS

Forum Theatre (153), Arts West - North Wing (148A), University of Melbourne

The panellists will examine the complexities of reconciliation, their relationship with ‘bravery’, and how to make impactful change through partnerships. This is an interactive event and will include audience Q&A.

 

2 June @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm AEST

'WALK THE RIVER' EXHIBITION

A personal collection of stories, poems and scar tree photographs by respected Gunditjmara Elder, Uncle Jim Berg.

 

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST

MABO DAY 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria

Celebrate the musical traditions and history of the Torres Strait, with the launch of Jessie Lloyd’s Ailan Songs project. Jessie will be joined by Songwomen from the Torres Strait and a six-piece band. In the case of wet weather, this free concert will be moved from the main stage at Fed Square to The Edge (also Fed Square). Keep your tickets to gain entry.

 

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST

NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK STORYTIME!

Donald Hub 70 Wood Street, Donald, Victoria

Join us for a reconciliation themed story time, craft activities and a free morning tea.

 

NSW

May 19 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

NGALU WARRAWI MARRI (WE STAND STRONG)

Australian Museum: 1 William Street, Sydney, New South Wales

A free event of live music, tours, workshops and more celebrating the continued resistance and ongoing resilience of First Nations Peoples.

 

26 May from 10am-3pm

NATIONAL SORRY DAY

Old Government House, Parramatta Park

Join to listen to the history and stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with a smoking ceremony, performances and more.
 

26 and 28 May from 10am to 11:30am

RECONCILIATION WEEK ABORIGINAL CULTURAL TOUR

The Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000

Visitors will have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the richly diverse history and cultures of the First Nations Peoples of Australia as well as learn about the political milestones that Reconciliation Week commemorates.

28 May All Day

SALTWATER FRESHWATER FESTIVAL

Unkya Reserve, Eungai (Nambucca Valley)

The annual Saltwater Freshwater Festival, is a unique and much-loved event attracting a broad spectrum of the Mid North Coast community.

 

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm AEST

KOOJAY CORROBOREE AT COOGEE

Coogee Beach 35 Blaxland Street, Sydney, New South Wales

Join us as we celebrate National Reconciliation Week.

 

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST

GAI-MARIAGAL DAY AT GEORGES HEIGHTS (FREE)

The Landship Headland Park Artist Precinct near Read Place and Frenchy’s Café, Georges Heights, Mosman, New South Wales

Georges Heights, Mosman is hosting Gai-mariagal Day (28 May) – a special showcase of First Nations performers, educators, and artists.

 

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

ANTAR ARMIDALEANNUAL RECONCILIATION BRIDGE WALK

Visitor Information Centre 82 Marsh St, Armidale, Armidale, New South Wales

ANTAR Armidale Annual Reconciliation Bridge Walk.

 

30 May @10:00 am – 11:00 am AEST

AROUND THE KITCHEN TABLE SCREENING

Produced in 1998 by the Women’s Reconciliation Network (WRN). Followed by a panel discussion featuring original members of the project team who made the original theme and University leadership. The panel will focus on acts of reconciliation – then and now.

 

June 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am AEST

THE CENTRAL COAST RECONCILIATION GATHERING

Leagues Club park Gosford Leagues Club Park, Georgiana Terrace, Gosford NSW, Australia, Gosford, New South Wales

Celebrate culture and acknowledge the Reconciliation movement in this public gathering.
 

ACT

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm GMT

RECONCILIATION DAYCANBERRA

National Arboretum, Canberra Forest Dr, Canberra, ACT

The fifth annual Reconciliation Day in Canberra will be celebrated on Monday 30 May 2022 at the National Arboretum.
 

Qld

May 25 @ 11:00 am - June 3 @ 10:00 pm AEST

UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK 2022 PROGRAM

Various locations, the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus and online https://campuses.uq.edu.au/st-lucia, St Lucia, Queensland

UQ is excited to offer a full program of events, panel discussions and activities to celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2022.

 

May 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm AEST

TOUR: ART & THIS PLACE

Gallery of Modern Art Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Queensland

On this tour, you’ll hear from First Nations storytellers and creatives as they highlight artworks from QAGOMA’s Indigenous Australian Art.
 

May 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEST

ANNUAL SORRY DAY COMMEMORATION IN THE BALAANGALA GARDENS.

Balaangala Gardens 98 Yoorala Street, The Gap, Brisbane, Queensland

In the beautiful Balaangala Gardens, remember, reflect and participate in this shared journey of healing. Share a cuppa together afterwards.

 

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST

AN EVENING WITH: DR NORITTA MORSEU-DIOP (WELCOME TO COUNTRY - GAYA KERRY CHARLTON)

Queensland Councils Union 16 Peel Street, South Brisbane, Queensland

We Invite YOU for a National Reconciliation Week Event! An Evening With: Dr Noritta Morseu-Diop (Welcome to Country: Gaya Kerry Charlton)

 

SA

May 27 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 am ACST

NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK BREAKFAST 2022

Adelaide Convention Centre Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide SA

Each year Reconciliation SA hosts the Annual National Reconciliation Week (NRW) Breakfast to launch NRW week in South Australia.

 

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm ACST

SOUTHERN RECONCILIATION EVENT

Niipu-Niipu Wama / Morton Park Morton Road, Christie Downs, South Australia

A community event for all to promote this year's National Reconciliation Week theme: Be Brave. Make Change.

 

May 27 @ 11:00 am - June 3 @ 2:00 pm ACST

STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUM

South Australian Museum North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

Join the SA Museum staff as they read their favourite books from Aboriginal and Torres Straight island authors.

 

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ACST

NUNGA SCREEN 2022 - GAWLER CIVIC CENTRE

Gawler Civic Centre 89-91 Murray Street, Gawler, South Australia

Nunga Screen is a free short film showcase that shares and celebrates First Nations culture, stories and language through film.

June 3 @ 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm ACST

NGUYANGUYA MURI WAMANGKA (RECONCILIATION IN THE PARK)

Pinky Flat, Tarntanya Wama War Memorial Drive, Adelaide, South Australia

Reconciliation SA is delighted to present a major, outdoor, free community event - Nguyanguya muri wamangka (Reconciliation in the Park).
 

NT

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - May 28 @ 7:00 pm ACST

JARRADAH GOORAGULLIDANCE OF THE BROLGAS BY KATHY MILLS (CO-WRITTEN WITH JADA ALBERTS)

Brown's Mart 12 Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory

Jarradah Gooragulli – Dance of the Brolgas blends dance, spoken word, and moving image in a special performance event not to be missed.

 

May 31 @ 5:30 PM ACST

DR MICKEY DEWAR ORATION

This year’s speaker is Patricia Turner AM, CEO of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).
 

Tas

June 1 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am AEST

NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK BREAKFASTS

Tasman Room Wrest Point Hobart Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay, Tasmania

Listen to young First Nations people talk about what is important to them about our Constitution and as emerging leaders.

 

Help get the word out – Host a Screening

Organise a screening of one of these deadly films in your community, workplace or school for Reconciliation Week 2022. 

Take Heart: Deadly Heart

A screening of Take Heart: Deadly Heart will help raise awareness for RHD and start conversations about the solutions to eliminate this disease in Australia by 2030.

Incarceration Nation

We must demand an end to the harmful and discriminatory policies driving inequality for First Nations people in this country. Register to host a screening of Incarceration Nation today.

In My Blood It Runs

Host an in-person or virtual cinema screening of In My Blood It Runs for your network and start a conversation about the issues faced by First Nations children like Dujuan in Australia.

 

  • Support a non-profit organisation working for First Nations justice or life equality.
  • Shop with a First Nations-owned business this Rec Week (or any time).  

 

Take Action – Cultural Heritage Protection & Native Title (30 Years of Mabo)

Learn more about ANTaR’s current campaigns for Cultural Heritage Protection and Native Title (30 Years of Mabo) and find out ways to support. 

 

Sea of Hands

Create a Sea of Hands in your community for Reconciliation Week (or any time). The Sea of Hands has been a symbol of solidarity with First Nations communities for 25 years.

To find out more and book a visit: https://antar.org.au/seaofhands