National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

UQ will be holding a number of events and activations from 27 May-3 June to commemorate National Reconciliation Week. 

Explore National Reconciliation Week at UQ

Murri Trivia Night (Online) National Reconciliation Week

3 June 2022 6:30pm8:30pm
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Trivia night open to UQ Staff, UQ Students and the community
Colourful of diverse group of indigenous people standing proud next to "Be Brave. Make Change." words in bold

Indigenous Governance, head, heart, and hands - Dialogue Session

3 June 2022 12:00pm2:00pm
Hosted by UQ's Humanities and Indigenous Engagement and School of Political Science and International Studies. Light lunch provided.
2022 National Reconciliation Week theme: Be Brave. Make Change

School of Health and Rehabilitation Science Reconciliation Week Panel

3 June 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
Join us for a lively panel discussion on the National Reconciliation Week theme of Be Brave: Make Change
A group of diverse university students sitting on a lawn.

Yarning Circle - Reconciling Identity

2 June 2022 1:00pm2:30pm
In celebration of National Reconciliation Week, UQ welcomes students and staff to be part of this special event.
Portrait photo of Judge Nathan Jarro

Q&A with Judge Nathan Jarro

2 June 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Join us for a Q&A with Judge Nathan Jarro, Judge of the Queensland District Court and Queensland’s first Indigenous judge. Judge Jarro will discuss his pathway through law, his experience practising law and the significance of law for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Cover of book, with "Brother Moon" in white writing on top of artwork of Australian bushland at night

Online: The BlackWords Book Club - Brother Moon by Maree McCarthy Yoelu

1 June 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Join us for the next book club to discuss Brother Moon by Maree McCarthy Yoelu.
Book cover of art of the outback at night time with colourful swirling designs, shadows of dingoes, hand prints and a star-filled sky

Writing so fresh! National Reconciliation Week 2022

31 May 2022 2:00pm3:00pm
Writing so fresh! A happy collaboration of HASS Indigenous Engagement and the School of Communication and the Arts.
UQ Rap artwork

Inaugural National Reconciliation Week Lunch

31 May 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
The Inaugural Reconciliation Lunch at St John's College celebrates National Reconciliation Week, a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
Registrars carefully hang Gordon Hookey's Dundalli Banner (2021) in the Alumni Friends of UQ Collection Study Room. Also visible (L–R): Richard Bell, Little fish are sweet, 2021; Richard Bell, Me, 2015; Gordon Hookey, Kangaroo Point, 2011-12.

National Reconciliation Week: First Nations artists in the UQ Art Museum

31 May 2022 11:00am2 June 2022 2:00pm
Spend time with important Collection works by First Nations artists in the UQ Collection Studies Room
2022 National Reconciliation Week theme "Be Brave. Make Change."

School of Psychology Reconciliation Week Panel

31 May 2022 11:00am1:00pm
Join the School of Psychology in a panel discussion on the 2022 National Reconciliation theme “Be Brave. Make Change” theme.
Ocean life art by contemporary Aboriginal artist Ang Bennett

Artist Workshop with Indigenous Artist Ang Bennett

30 May 2022 2:00pm5:00pm
In celebration of National Reconciliation Week at UQ, join us for a 3 hour Art workshop with Indigenous Artist Ang Bennett.
Screen capture of In My Blood It Runs with an Aboriginal boy looking straight to the camera.

Online Film screening - In My Blood It Runs

29 May 2022 6:30pm8:00pm
The powerful story of Dujuan & his family, as they struggle to balance his traditional Arrernte/Garrwa upbringing to Western-style education
Crowd walking down the street in an Eddie Mabo anniversary march, Townsville, Alf Wilson, State Library of Queensland

Mabo: 30 years on

28 May 2022 10:00am3:00pm
Join us for the Opening of Legacy: Reflections on Mabo exhibition and Torres Strait Islander Community Day
 Black and white photos of Joe McGinness, Charles Perkins and others campaigning at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, c1967.

55 Years On - The 1967 Referendum (online event via Zoom)

27 May 2022 12:30pm1:30pm
As this year's National Reconciliation Week's theme of Be Brave Make Change is heard, we think back to the courage and tenacity shown to advocate for change through the landmark 1967 referendum.
HASS & Research data commons

HASS and Research Data Commons - Let's play! (online)

27 May 2022 9:00am1:00pm
UQ partners in eHASS share insights with the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) as part of National Reconciliation Week 2022.
Hands holding a permanent marker as they write something on a small heart-shaped wooden cut out.

Uluru Statement from the Heart 5 Year Anniversary Walk and Action

26 May 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Make Change is the 5 Year Anniversary of the the Uluru Statement from the Heart to the Australian people. This is your opportunity to take action and show your support by joining us in a walk around the Great Court of UQ, St Lucia Campus.
Three diverse students standing and talking at the St Lucia campus

You can’t ask that: Be Brave. Make Change

25 May 2022 11:00am12:00pm
Jump into the conversations that can be made when the "You Can't Ask That" Panel get together!
Bruce Morgan from Murri Tukka holding a wooden bowl in one hand with bush food inside

Bush Food Workshop

24 May 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
Come along to a Bush Food Workshop with Bruce Morgan from Murri Tukka. Bruce will share his knowledge and experiences of Bush foods and you will get to sample a few foods too!! All welcome and we hope to see you there!
National Reconciliation Week

Cultures Connect: Walking with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

17 May 2022 5:00pm6:30pm
Catered mixer, networking event with a focus on working with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Murri Trivia

3 June 2021 5:30pm8:00pm
Come along to St Lucy's for a fun filled evening of Murri Trivia hosted by Professor Anita Heiss, celebrated author of award-winning non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction, children’s novels and blogs!

You can't ask that...More than a word Reconciliation takes action

3 June 2021 12:30pm1:30pm
Join Professor Tracey Bunda, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit Academic Director; Michael Aird, Anthropology Museum Director; and artist Gordon Hookey as they participate in the 2021 National Reconciliation Week themed You can’t ask that: More than a word. Reconciliation takes action event. You Can’t Ask That is an opportunity to confront stereotypes, prejudices, bias and discrimination head-on.

Friday Knock Offs

28 May 2021 4:00pm6:00pm
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week with fellow students at Friday Knock Offs in the Natural Amphitheatre. Enjoy a live band, bar and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inspired food.

Launch of the UQRAP Network (Online)

27 May 2021 3:30pm4:30pm
The University of Queensland is proudly launching its new #UQRAP Network on Thursday 27 May to ensure a culturally-respectful workplace and study environment.

in Conversation: Professors Bronwyn Fredericks and Anita Heiss on Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray

27 May 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Join Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) in conversation with Professor Anita Heiss about the release of Anita’s latest novel, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray.

Weekly Events at St Lucia, Gatton and Herston

26 May 2021 10:00am2:00pm
Commemorate giving of the Uluru Statement from the Heart to the Australian people. Learn more and add your message to the Heart Wall.

Global Leadership Series - Uluru Statement from the Heart Keynote Speaker: Prof. Megan Davis When the Uluru Statement from the Heart was

24 May 2021 5:30am8:00am
Join Professor Davis, the Balnaves Chair in Constitutional Law at UNSW Sydney as she reflects on key concepts of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and important questions facing Australia on the path to a better future.