Reconciliation is an ongoing journey that reminds us that while generations of Australians have fought hard for meaningful change, future gains are likely to take just as much, if not more, effort.
It is important for non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to pause and consider how formal Australian history education has hidden the true history of devastating colonisation as well as 60,000+ years of resilient culture and powerful knowledge. To reflect on how these things continue to influence society today and the role of non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to share power and step out of the way to allow for self-determination.
The RAP group at TACSI will invite non-Indiginous staff to reflect on questions, resources and events throughout this Reconciliation week (May 27 – June 2) to highlight this important time. It is an opportunity to reflect and learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, and our future together.