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Let’s take the next steps

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

26 May 2017

National Reconciliation Week runs annually from May 26 to June 3 and this year’s theme is let’s take the next steps.

All Australians are invited to take part in and celebrate National Reconciliation Week by taking the next steps; to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, and explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation journey.

In 2017, we reflect on two significant anniversaries in Australia’s reconciliation journey – 50 years since the 1967 referendum, and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision.

At the recent Still Yes Reconciliation SA breakfast, Dr Jackie Huggins AM, Co-Chair of National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, gave a speech highlighting some of the significant moments in the reconciliation journey to this point.

Jackie’s full speech is available here.

Follow the links below for more information on these important moments:

As we commemorate these significant milestones, we ask all Australians to be a part of the next big steps in our nation’s reconciliation journey.

A full calendar of National Reconciliation Week 2017 Events is available from the Department of State Development website.

Unearth the history of Aboriginal people and reconciliation in SA and find out how you can help to take the next steps, on the Reconciliation SA website.