National Reconciliation Week in Kwinana to build bridges between cultures

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LEARN about the local Aboriginal history during National Reconciliation Week in Kwinana.

The aim of the event is to bring together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians to focus on building relationships, respect and opportunities.

Mayor Carol Adams said the National Reconciliation Week event will help mark the City’s work towards what the action group are referring to as conciliation as opposed to reconciliation.

“The City of Kwinana has started on a very significant journey towards conciliation involving the development of the City’s first formal Reflect Conciliation Action Plan which provides a structured approach to advance conciliation,” she said.

“Our Reflect Conciliation Action Plan will focus on building strong, enduring and respectful relationships with the City’s Aboriginal community.

“Through this process we want to make sure that we build the right foundation to better achieve conciliation within the City.

“Conciliation Action Plans are making a difference across Australia in workplaces, universities, schools, government and community organisations and we want our plan to make a difference also.

“Our plan however focuses on conciliation rather than reconciliation.”

The Essentials

WHAT: The Maladjiny Project @ the Edge’ Youth Reconciliation event

WHEN: Saturday, June 2 4pm to 7pm

WHERE: Edge Skatepark

And…

WHAT: Kwinana’s Reconciliation Journey: Let’s Take the Next Step

WHEN: Monday, May 28 5.30pm to 6.30pm

WHERE: Ken Jackman Hall – Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre

Visit whatson.kwinana.wa.gov.au to find out more