Reconciliation News: May 2022

The edition of reconciliation news brings you stories of courage, resilience and determination and urges us all to make change through brave action in our daily lives.

This edition’s cover features Naomi Moran, general manager of the Koori Mail, highlighting her brave leadership in directing relief efforts when floods devastated Bundjalung Country in Northern NSW where the newspaper’s offices are based.

2022 marks 30 years since the Mabo decision, Meriam woman Nancia Guivarra reflects on her personal connection to Mer Island and the incredible people who changed land rights in Australia forever.

Bronwyn Carlson and Lynda-June Coe look back on fifty years of the Tent Embassy – the longest site of protest for Aboriginal land rights, sovereignty and self-determination in the world.

Other stories cover the barriers that stop First Nations people from getting into science, the historic Australian Convention and we introduce Dr. Blaze Kwaymullina – Reconciliation Australia’s newest board member.

Plus all the regular features – enjoy!

Reconciliation News magazine is published twice a year, in print and online. 

To read past editions or to sign-up to receive future hard copy issues of the magazine, go to the Reconciliation News page. 

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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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