National Reconciliation Week 2024

National Reconciliation Week 2024

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage General

From 27 May to 3 June, we acknowledge National Reconciliation Week. This week 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 a more reconciled Australia. This year’s National Reconciliation Week theme is Now More Than Ever.

Reconciliation Week Street Banner Program

‘Mina Mina’ by Renita Brown Nungurrayi Street Banner Artwork 2024

Image: ‘Mina Mina’ by Renita Brown Nungurrayi © Renita Brown Nungurrayi / Copyright Agency 2023 – Papunya Tjupi Art Centre Aboriginal Corporation.

Each year, organisations across the State participate in the Reconciliation Week Street Banner Project, where hundreds of banners featuring artwork by a Western Australian Aboriginal Artist are flown in prominent locations across Western Australia.

The featured artwork for the 2024 Street Banners is Mina Mina by artist Renita Brown Nungurrayi.

This year the National Trust will be sponsoring banners displayed in the Yagan Square precinct and around Elizabeth Quay in Perth and along York Street, Albany. If you spot our banners feel free to take a snap and send it to us!

To learn more about this year’s artist and work, visit the Reconciliation WA website.

The Reconciliation Week Street Banner Program offers a positive contribution towards reconciliation, increases the awareness of NRW throughout Western Australia and provides the opportunity for the National Trust to acknowledge the significant place of Aboriginal people and Culture within our community.

 

Fanny Balbuk Yooreel Walk Trail

This Reconciliation Week we encourage you to walk in the footsteps of Whadjuk yorga (woman), Fanny Balbuk Yooreel, by completing the Fanny Balbuk Yooreel Walk Trail through the CBD.

Born around 1840, Fanny lived through the dramatic colonisation of Boorloo (Perth) in the 19th century. She resisted the changes to her home land that attempted to prevent her from collecting food, accessing her Country and living her culture.

Learn more about the walk trail and listen to Noongar Elders speak of the strength, impact and legacy of this courageous woman > Fanny Balbuk Yooreel Walk Trail.

To find other Reconciliation Week events happening near you visit Reconciliation Australia’s website.

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