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Be a voice for generations

National Reconciliation Week 2023 is celebrated from 27 May to 3 June. This 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. The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2023 is Be a Voice for Generations. The theme encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives where we live, work and socialise. For the work of generations past, and the benefit of generations future, act today for a more just, equitable and reconciled country for all. To find out more about National Reconciliation Week 2023, please go to this site.

Keep up the momentum for change with these FREE community events.

Sorry Day 2023

The City of Salisbury will be recognising Sorry Day through a free event to be held at the Salisbury Community Hub, Little Para Rooms, 34 Church Street, Salisbury, on Friday 26 May, starting from 10 am to 11 am.

This important event will commemorate the Stolen Generations, trauma, healing and the strength of First Nations people. Speakers include:
Uncle Allen Edwards, a proud Kaurna/Kokatha man who will share personal reflections on the impact of the Stolen Generations.
Ms Tamara Young, a strong and proud Kamilaroi woman and Narrative Therapist who will discuss trauma, healing and moving forward.

Tickets are limited and can be found here.

Boomerang Throwing - Reconciliation at Warriparinga

Southern Cultural Immersion, in collaboration with Green Adelaide and City of Marion, is hosting a free community event to celebrate Reconciliation Week 2023, Boomerang Throwing, at Living Kaurna Cultural Centre and Warriparinga Wetlands, Warriparinga Way, Bedford Park, on Saturday, 27 May 2023, starting from 4 pm to 4.45 pm. Boomerang Throwing Workshop is suitable for aged 12 years old and up. Those under 18 years must be supervised by a responsible adult. Pleas book here to attend this workshop.

The event will also feature live music and much more range of free cultural experiences. Bush foods and drinks are available for purchase, and there also be various market stalls.

Reconciliation Barossa Bushgardens Open Day - Aboriginal Weaving Workshop
Aboriginal Weaving Workshop will be presented by Sonya Rankine, a Ngarrindjeri, Narungga, Ngadjuri woman of South Australia. A key focus of this workshop, that part of National Reconciliation Week and Barossa Bushgardens Open Day is to revive the culture and maintenance of traditional Ngarrindjeri weaving techniques and cultural practice.

Join Sonya at Barossa Bushgardens, 653 Research Road, Nuriootpa, on Sunday, 28 May 2023, starting from 11 am to 2 pm, for an afternoon of cultural learning and weaving. There are only limited spots available so make sure to book in quickly, here. The workshop is free but a donation would be appreciated.

Reconciliation Week 2023 - Be a Voice for Generations
This year The City of Salisbury will be recognising National Reconciliation Week 2023 with a free event to hear from young and elder Aboriginal leaders as they share their vision of reconciliation and the need to keep up the momentum for change. This event will be held at the Salisbury Community Hub, Little Para Rooms, 34 Church Street, Salisbury, on Monday 29th May 2023, starting from 10 am to 11 am.

Speakers include:
Uncle Rodney Obrien who is a prominent Kaurna elder, nominated Australian of the Year 2021 SA Local Hero and cultural advisor at the University of Adelaide.
Mr Mitchel Odegaard who is a proud Larrakia man, resident of the City of Salisbury, player at the Salisbury Football Club and a former recipient of the Phoebe Wanganeen Scholarship.

Please book here to attend to this event.

A Journey Back in Time to Create A Future for All

Everyone is invited to join a yarn about "A Journey Back in Time to Create A Future for All" with Kool Tours. Located at Aldinga Payinthi College, 150 Quinliven Road, Aldinga, this event will be held on Monday, 29 May 2023, starting from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm. You will explore the journey and change Ngarrindjeri people have been on since 1788.

There are no wrong or right answers, it's just people sitting around having a yarn in a safe place at this event. To attend this FREE community event, please register here.

You can find out more about Kool Tours, their experiences and the history and knowledge of the local Tribes of southern South Australia at this site.

Encounter Rhyme and Storytime Reconciliation Week Event

In this special Reconciliation Week 2023 event, Kyla McHughes, a proud Ngarrindjeri woman, mother, artist and language teacher, will run Encounter Rhyme and Storytime session, and introduce the children to a range of Ngarrindjeri phrases and animal names.

This special event will be held on Tuesday, starting from 9.45 am to 10.30 am at Victor Harbor Public Library, 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor. This activity is recommended for children aged 3 years old and up. Bookings are essential to attend this event and can be made .

Connect to Country with Kyla McHughes
Kyla McHughes, a proud local Ngarrindjeri woman, artist, and Ngarrindjeri Language teacher will talk about the importance of Connecting to Country. This event is part of National Reconciliation Week 2023 and will be held at Victor Harbor Public Library, 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor, on Wednesday, 31 May 2023, starting from 1 .30 pm. Please book

Nunga Screen 2023 at Gumeracha
For more than 10 years, Nunga Screen (formerly known as Black Screen) shares and celebrates First Nations culture, stories and language through film. Nunga Screen presents a diverse film program for cinema-goers of all ages from First Nations film makers to showcase their films across South Australia. In 2023 program, it will feature the premiere of a second Country Arts SA commissioned short documentary from an emerging First Nations filmmaker. Torrens Valley Community Centre at 45 Albert Street, Gumeracha, will host Nunga Screen on Wednesday, 31 May 2023, starting from 1 pm to 3 pm. Please book here.

SAFC Presents National Reconciliation Week 2023: Close to the Bone

Join the SAFC in celebrating Reconciliation Week 2023 on Wednesday, 31 May 202, starting from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm, at Adelaide Studios, 1 Mulberry Road, Glenside, for a special screening of South Australian made and SAFC supported documentary Close to the Bone, followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Jared Thomas, Malcolm McKinnon and Mike Brown that will be facilitated by award-winning First Nations cultural arts leader Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin.

Close to the Bone is a practical exercise in "truth and reconciliation", engaging with culturally and politically challenging material in an effort to forge shared understandings. The film reveals diverse understandings of historic events, while seeking to resolve a shared path forward. In doing so, the film is informed by Charlie Perkins' immortal words: "We know we cannot live in the past, but the past lives in us".

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