It’s National Reconciliation Week; a time for us to all to learn about and celebrate Indigenous culture and do all we can to work towards reconciliation in Australia.
If you’re looking for ways to get involved, we’ve pulled together a guide to get you started. Be it books to read, things to watch, places to donate, businesses to support, there are plenty of options for you to get stuck into this week and beyond. (Oh. And if you’re looking for a Real Life-y Event, find out what’s going on near you right here.)
Places To Donate
Children’s Ground promotes national reform for policy and practice in the following key areas: integrated delivery, health promotion, early years learning, education, employment and governance
Reconciliation Australia works to promote and facilitate reconciliation by building relationships, respect and trust between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the wider Australian community.
Pay The Rent
A collective based on the lands of the Kulin Nation in Victoria that supports grassroots First Nations people working to strengthen any one of the five interconnected pillars of Aboriginal sovereignty and belonging: Land, Law, Kinship, Ceremony, and Language.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF)
ILF supports over 400 (!) remote communities across Australia; their goal to invest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote communities and provide tools and resources to shape the direction of their children’s literacy future.
A national advocacy organisation who are dedicated to the rights - and overcoming the disadvantage - of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Things To Read
The Yield by Tara June Winch
Respect by Aunty Fay Muir, Sue Lawson and Lisa Kennedy
Finding Our Heart by Thomas Mayor and Blak Douglas
Growing Up Aboriginal In Australia by Anita Heiss
What To Watch
After The Apology
In My Blood It Runs
Businesses To Support
Clothing The Gaps