NRW Events Calendar 2024

Every year workplaces, schools, early learning services, community groups, reconciliation groups, and people right across the country host a whole range of activities and events during National Reconciliation Week (NRW).

Check out the events below and see how you can mark NRW at an event near you.

You can also add your own event to this calendar or register your private event.

The dates for NRW are the same each year; 27 May to 3 June.

Please note: the events posted below are not the responsibility of Reconciliation Australia. If you have any questions regarding an event, please contact the organisers.

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Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Workshop

May 29 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm AWST

This National Reconciliation Week, join an engaging 4-hour workshop to gain an awareness and understanding of the culture, history and experiences of Australia’s First Peoples. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and have their questions answered within a culturally safe and inclusive framework.

Presented by Auspire – Australia Day Council WA and facilitated by a First Nations’ educator, this workshop explores the values and belief systems of Aboriginal people, and discusses the impacts of colonisation and how these still play out today.

This session is ideal for individuals and teams starting out their Aboriginal Cultural Competency journey, to facilitate real and lasting change through changed attitudes and behaviours at both a professional and personal level.

Details

Date:
May 29
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm AWST
Event Category:
Website:
https://events.humanitix.com/aboriginalculturalawarenessmay2024

Venue

The Platform & Purpose Studio
256 Adelaide Terrace
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia

Organiser

Auspire – Australia Day Council WA
Phone
+61499111944
Email
communications@auspire.org.au
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Paul House with gum leaves and smoke
Paul Girrawah House

Paul Girrawah House has multiple First Nation ancestries from the South-East Canberra region, including the Ngambri-Ngurmal (Walgalu), Pajong (Gundungurra), Wallabollooa (Ngunnawal) and Erambie/Brungle (Wiradyuri) family groups.

Paul acknowledges his diverse First Nation history, he particularly identifies as a descendant of Onyong aka Jindoomang from Weereewaa (Lake George) and Henry ‘Black Harry’ Williams from Namadgi who were both multilingual, essentially Walgalu-Ngunnawal-Wiradjuri speaking warriors and Ngunnawal–Wallaballooa man William Lane aka ‘Billy the Bull’ - Murrjinille.

Paul was born at the old Canberra hospital in the centre of his ancestral country and strongly acknowledges his First Nation matriarch ancestors, in particular his mother Dr Aunty Matilda House-Williams and grandmother, Ms Pearl Simpson-Wedge.

Paul completed a Bachelor of Community Management from Macquarie University, and Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage and Management from CSU.

Paul provided the Welcome to Country for the 47th Opening of Federal Parliament in 2022. Paul is Board Director, Ngambri Local Aboriginal Land Council, Member Indigenous Reference Group, National Museum of Australia and Australian Government Voice Referendum Engagement Group.  

Paul works on country with the ANU, First Nations Portfolio as a Senior Community Engagement Officer

Acknowledgement of Country

Reconciliation Australia acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing  connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.

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