National Reconciliation Week (NRW) recognises and celebrates the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, histories and cultures. NRW aims to strengthen relationships between Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and non-Indigenous people, providing an opportunity for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements. Ultimately, the goal is to work together to achieve reconciliation in Australia.
NRW is celebrated between 27 May and 3 June every year, with both of these dates commemorating significant milestone in the reconciliation journey. 27 May – the 1967 Referendum, and 3 June – The High Court Mabo Decision. Despite the current global situation and many events being cancelled, NRW will still be commemorated this week. This is because, the purpose of the dates remains the same, even if we mark them differently.
The theme of NRW this year is “In This Together”. The theme, is resonating in ways that could never have foreseen when it was announced last year, but reminds us that we all have a role to play. Whether it be in times of crisis, or times of reconciliation, we all have to work collectively to build a better future for all Australians. As a result, we must work together to build mutual respect and relationships for our communities, histories, cultures and people.
At Key Assets we recognise that reconciliation is a journey, and we will continue to ensure our organisational culture reflects this view. This being said, we will continue to work towards promoting and celebrating the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. We are passionate about helping children and young people to stay connected with their culture and actively work to support our carers and children to learn about and maintain their cultural identity. Our cultural practice leaders and supporting key care teams are a testament to this.
On the National Reconciliation Week website, you can learn more about NRW, download posters and other resources. There is also information about online events being held throughout the week, including a panel discussion and online concert. NRW is recommending 20 ways we can be #inthistogether in 2020. To find out more, head to
To acknowledge Country, NRW is also asking everyone to take to social media, or in the privacy of your own space – to pay your respects and acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Land. To find out more about reconciliation week, head to:
To learn more about Key Assets Reconciliation Action plan, head to: