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.

(National Reconcilation Week Website, 2020)

 

 

Theme - In this together 

In 2020 Reconciliation Australia marks twenty years of  shaping Australia’s journey towards a more just, equitable and reconciled nation. Much has happened since the early days of the people’s movement for reconciliation, including greater acknowledgement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights to land and sea; understanding of the impact of government policies and frontier conflicts; and an embracing of stories of Indigenous success and contribution.

2020 also marks the twentieth anniversary of the reconciliation walks of 2000, when people came together to walk on bridges and roads across the nation and show their support for a more reconciled Australia. As always, we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us, and Australians now benefit from the efforts and contributions of people committed to reconciliation in the past. We continue to work together to further that national journey towards a fully reconciled country.

Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We strive towards a more just, equitable nation by championing unity and mutual respect as we come together and connect with one another.

On this journey, Australians are all In This Together; every one of us has a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures.

Week Highlights

Ask the Artists
Join Quandamooka artist Casey Coolwell on UQ Shop IGTV to discuss how she created - A Guidance Through Time. Submit your questions for Casey to answer by messaging UQ Shop.
Let's Chat About...Reconciliation
Join an Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous student panel for a live discussion on Reconciliation in Australia. This will be an educational as well as truthful discussion on how Reconciliation came about and why it is so important. Feel free to submit questions for the panel.
Reconciliation Art workshop
Join Quandamooka artists Casey Coolwell and Kyra Mancktelow for an art workshop. Casey and Kyra created UQ’s Reconciliation Artwork, A Guidance Through Time. Learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and learn how to draw some of your own while relaxing in the comfort of your own home
Live Murri Trivia
Join us for Live Trivia via Zoom! Learn a little and reveal your competitive side! Registration is open to the community! Winning team takes home a prize :)
Meet Geared Up Culcha
See A Guidance Through Time come to life as Indigenous supplier Geared Up Culcha shows how the Reconciliation Collection was created in their Brisbane warehouse.
Live Music Performance
Enjoy the beautiful tunes of indigenous musician BALAIRI live from your living room!
Anita Heiss Book Launch
Celebrate the release of a new edition of Professor Anita Heiss’ children’s novel, Who Am I? The Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937 with Professor Bronwyn Fredericks. The novel is the diary of a young girl, stolen and taken to Bomaderry Children’s Home, before being fostered out. Anita will sign books live at the end of the launch! To get your copy signed, please purchase a book at Where The Wild Things Are with a note in the 'Special Instructions' saying who you would like it signed to.
#InThisTogether Campaign
We encourage all UQ students and staff to get involved the #InThisTogether2020 campaign. Share posters from the NRW website or share your messages on social media
Reconciliation UQ Merchandise Collection
Create change together with UQ Shop's Reconciliation collection based on the hero artwork A Guidance Through Time by Quandamooka artists, Casey Coolwell and Kyra Mancktelow. The complete artwork represents reconciliation at UQ and elements champion UQ values and connections between Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous peoples. All profits from this collection will be donated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student scholarships and programs at UQ.

National Reconciliation Week - Full Program

Date Time Event/Activity Channel Registration
Tuesday 26 May 4pm

Slice of Life 

Inviting two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to take over UQLife Instagram to bring you a slice of their life and discuss the theme of this years Reconciliation Week - #InThisTogether2020

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can register their interest to take over UQLife by sending us an email uqlife@uq.edu.au by 18 May

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Wednesday 27 May 10am

Acknowledgement of Country

Unite together at on Facebook and Instagram on 27 May to mark the beginning of National Reconciliation Week 

UQLife Facebook

ATSIS Unit Facebook 

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Wednesday
27 May

12pm

Ask the Artists

Join Quandamooka artist Casey Coolwell on UQ Shop IGTV to discuss how she created A Guidance Through Time. Submit your questions for Casey to answer by messaging UQ Shop on Instagram.

UQ Shop Instagram
IGTV
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Wednesday 27 May 1pm

Let's Chat About...Reconciliation (Live)

Join an Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous student panel for a live discussion on Reconciliation in Australia. 

Feel free to submit questions for the panel. Some of the topics discussed include the below:

Topic discussions:

  • What does reconciliation mean to me
  • What does reconciliation look like in a COVID-19 environment at UQ

Facebook Live

UQLife Facebook page

Just tune in!
Wednesday 27 May 4pm

Quick Trivia - Reconciliation Week Introduction

Learn more about National Reconciliation Week through UQLife quick trivia on Instagram stories. If you want to get more of your competitive streak on, then sign up for the Friday night Murri Trivia that will be hosted live on Zoom. Find out more below.

UQLife Instagram Stories None - Play for 24 hours!
Wednesday 27 May - Wednesday 3 June   

AustLit Twitter Takeover

Follow @AustLit on Twitter from 27 May - 3 June as Professor Anita Heiss posts about BlackWords Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature during National Reconciliation Week

AustLit Twitter account None
Wednesday 27 May - Wednesday 3 June   

#InThisTogether2020 campaign begins

Poster Campaign:
We encourage all UQ students and staff to get involved the #InThisTogether2020 campaign.

Find poster assets on the National Reconciliation website or make your own with the below slogan:

I/We support 
NRW 2020
In This Together

@atsisuq @uqlife
#UQRAP #atsisuq #InThisTogether #uqlife

Find poster assets on the National Reconciliation Website

Take a picture and share on social media!
Share your support for the campaign via social media by posting and re-sharing your poster or message on @UQLife and @UQATSIS

 

Your own home!

ATSIS Unit Instagram and Twitter

UQLife Instagram

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Thursday 28 May 12pm

Reconciliation Art Workshop 

Join Quandamooka artists Casey Coolwell and Kyra Mancktelow for an art workshop. Casey and Kyra created UQ's Reconciliation Artwork, A Guidance Through Time.

Learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art while relaxing in the comfort of your own home. 

Workshop materials:
Blank paper (suggest A4)
Pencils, crayons, textas, water colours, pastels – whatever you like to draw with!

IGTV & FB

UQ Life Facebook and Instagram

1 hour

Just tune in!

Thursday 28 May 4pm

Slice of Life

Students will share images of the Reconciliation Art Workshop and their creations

UQLife
Instagram Stories
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Friday 29 May 12pm

Meet Geared Up Culcha

See A Guidance Through Time come to life as Indigenous supplier Geared Up Culcha shows how the Reconciliation Collection was created in their Brisbane warehouse.

UQ Shop Instagram
IGTV
None
Friday 29 May 6-8pm

Murri Trivia (Live zoom trivia)

Join us for Live Trivia via Zoom! The night is hosted by Professor Anita Heiss and is open to UQ students, staff and the broader community. Two rounds of trivia questions will be posed to groups of six via breakout rooms.

Make sure you arrive early so you don't miss all the fun! Winning team receives a Reconciliation Artwork power bank (portable charger). Prizes to the "Best dressed team" and "most innovative team name".  Zoom link will be distributed to all registered attendees after registration.

Trivia groups and registration: Trivia groups will be randomly allocated on the night or you can register via the eventbrite form in teams.

Live Zoom

2 hours (Includes introduction & rules)

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL

Register 

Saturday 30 May 6pm

Live Music Performance

Listen to the beautiful music of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians on Instagram live for free! 

Artist: BALAIRI
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialBalairi/

2019 UQ NAIDOC performer BALAIRI returns to UQLife to show off another spectacular performance straight to your living room. 

Instagram Live

UQLife Instagram

1 hour

Just tune in!
Tuesday 2 June 6-7pm

Anita Heiss Book Launch
Who Am I? The Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937

Celebrate the release of a new edition of Professor Anita Heiss’ children’s novel, Who Am I? The Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937, the diary of a young girl, stolen and taken to Bomaderry Children’s Home, before being fostered out, with Professor Bronwyn Fredericks.

Book signings available: Anita will also signing books live at the end of the launch!  To get your book signed, please purchase a book at Where The Wild Things Are with a note saying who you would like it signed to. Purchase here

MC: Professor Tracey Bunda
Book to be launched by: Professor Bronwyn Fredericks
Author: Professor Anita Heiss

Facebook Live

Anita Heiss Author Facebook Page

45 minute

Just tune in!