Thank you Canberra!
Thank you to everyone who attended the Reconciliation Day event, and for braving the cold and wet weather to participate and show your support for reconciliation.
From panel discussions, to art and crafts and storytelling, to live entertainment, stalls and exhibitions, thank you to everyone for being part of the conversation and working towards a deeper understanding of our national story and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
We would also like to extend a big THANK YOU to all of our volunteers, performers, artists, vendors and suppliers who worked with Events ACT to bring Reconciliation Day to life.
BEHIND THE ARTWORK
Canberran and Ngunnawal, Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi artist Lynnice Church created the Reconciliation Day artwork for the city’s second Reconciliation Day in 2019.
The painting, titled ‘Reconciliation’, represents the Ngunnawal Tribe of Canberra, Queanbeyan and surrounding region and the coming together of people on Ngunnawal Country.
HISTORY OF RECONCILIATION DAY
In 2018, the Nation’s capital became the first Australian jurisdiction to dedicate a public holiday to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Reconciliation Day is held on the first Monday on or after the 1967 Referendum anniversary date of 27 May each year and is held during National Reconciliation Week.
Now in its 5th year, Canberra will again come together as a community to collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures.