Get involved in National Reconciliation Week

Get involved in National Reconciliation Week

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To mark National Reconciliation Week, the Hardie Grant Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) committee has put together a list of resources to help celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and identity.

Georgia Lejeune

This year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week, In This Together, feels particularly poignant considering the current social distancing measures implemented in Australia. The theme explores ways that we can strengthen the relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous peoples. Reconciliation Australia’s vision for reconciliation is based on five points of measurement: historical acceptance, race relations, equality and equity, and institutional integrity and unity.

For information on upcoming events visit the Reconciliation Australia website and get involved.

Here are our top picks for listening, reading, watching and exploring this week (and beyond).

Read

The covers of Fire Country, Homeland Calling and The Stranger Artist

Adult titles

Children’s titles

Watch

A still from In My Blood It Runs featuring a young boy

  • In My Blood It Runs – Stream via Vimeo.
  • Terrain by the Bangarra Dance Theatre – stream for free until June 4 thanks to Sydney Opera House Online. First, read this learning resource for background information.  
  • Mystery Road – Streaming on ABC iview. Detective Jay Swan is back to solve another grisly case. The series stars a cast of Australian actors including Aaron Pedersen, Tasma Walton, Callan Mulvey and Jada Alberts.
  • 6 Gems of Indigenous TV and Film – Junkee has put together a great list of films and TV shows that you should definitely revisit. 

Listen 

The covers of the Speaking Out and Word Up podcasts

  • Word Up (ABC Radio National) – This podcast shares the diverse languages of black Australia, from Anmatyerre to Arrernte, from Bidjara to Bundjalung, from Nyungar to Ngaanyatjarra, from Yankunytjatjara to Yorta Yorta – one word at a time.
  • Tiddas 4 Tiddas (Mamamia) – A podcast featuring candid conversations with Indigenous women, hosted by Kamilaroi and Dunghutti woman Marlee Silva (watch out for Marlee’s book, My Tidda, My Sister, which will be published by Hardie Grant Travel later this year).
  • A Cuppa and a Yarn (NSW Aboriginal Land Council) – Each week the NSWALC sits down for a cuppa and a yarn with members of the Land Rights network, its supporters, and contributors to Australia’s rich cultural history.
  • Awaye! (ABC Radio)Awaye! presents diverse and vibrant Aboriginal arts and culture from across Australia and the best from Indigenous radio broadcasters around the world.
  • The Quicky (Mamamia) Season 2, Episode 228 – ‘Three Things Indigenous Australians Want the Government to Do.’
  • Speaking Out (ABC Radio) – Politics, arts and culture from a range of Indigenous perspectives.
  • Pretty for an Aboriginal (Buzzfeed) – Nakkiah Lui and Miranda Tapsell have the conversations Australia is uncomfortable having.

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Hardie Grant acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and recognises their continuing connection to the land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.



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