Reconciliation Week is held every year to encourage Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories. Through knowledge grows understanding; understanding can change entrenched ideas and attitudes and make significant contributions to reconciliation.
The National Trust of Western Australia is committed to the 2018 Reconciliation Week themes – Don’t keep history a mystery – by working with Aboriginal communities across the state on a range of programs and projects.
The chair of the Trust’s Aboriginal Advisory Group, Irene Stainton says, “The National Trust is proud to work with its Aboriginal Advisory Group and Aboriginal communities across WA to support cultural programs and increase mutual understanding.” From the Goldfields Aboriginal Language Centre in Kalgoorlie to working with the Palyku People to establish a ranger program, the Trust is supporting and enabling Aboriginal communities to build knowledge and strength within their own communities and then share it with others.
The Trust is pleased to be in the final stages of completing its second Reconciliation Action Plan which provides guidance and inspiration for the work we do and the messages we deliver.
The National Trust of Western Australia encourages everyone to explore some of the lesser known aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and achievements through involvement in the 2018 Reconciliation Week.