National Reconciliation Week 2018 @ QUT Law

Banner image showing grayscale historical photo of ATSI people, overlaid with text details of National Reconciliation Week 2018

On Tuesday 29 May, Faculty of Law staff gathered for a morning tea as part of National Reconciliation Week.

National Reconciliation Week is a time when we can reflect on Australia’s reconciliation journey. The theme for NRW2018 was ‘Don’t Keep History a Mystery: Learn. Grow. Share.’ and we are encouraged to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories to help us grow as a nation.

Thousands of events were held across the country during National Reconciliation Week, and each year it’s an opportunity for us to think about how we can contribute to reconciliation as a faculty.

Food for the morning tea was provided by the First Food Co, a catering company specialising in bush foods. Gold-coin donations were collected and will go to Reconciliation Australia. Thanks to Wendy Cusack, Bianca Hill-Jarro and Hope Johnson for their assistance in organising and preparing for the event.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process, so for more information and ideas about how you can contribute, explore the Reconciliation Australia website and read QUT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action Plan.

Keep an eye out for other reconciliation events coming up at QUT during NAIDOC week (8-15 July) and Murri-Ailan Way (8-10 August).

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