Be a part of launching this year’s National Reconciliation Week by being part of a virtual Acknowledgement of Country, bringing the theme, In This Together to life.
WHY IS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY IMPORTANT?
An Acknowledgement of Country is an opportunity for anyone to show respect for Traditional Owners and the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Country.
This will help create a more united Australia, as we all walk together towards reconciliation.
HOW CAN I DO IT VIRTUALLY?
Here are some ideas for how to Acknowledge the Land you are on and join in via social media.
- Record your Acknowledgement of Country via a video.
- Take a photo of you, friends, or fam with the name of the Traditional Owners, or a sign of Acknowledgement.
- Make chalk art or signs on your driveway and upload photos or video.
- Record a video message at your workplace or a photo Acknowledgement.
- Ask and encourage your colleagues to take part to create a collage or compilation.
- If working remotely, host a zoom meeting with colleagues and ask everyone to hold a sign Acknowledging the Land they are working/living on.
- Create paintings, drawings or signs with your students and upload photos or video.
- Create video messages or photos and encourage teachers and staff to get involved.
Remember to use the hashtag #InThisTogether2020 #NRW2020
WHEN CAN I DO IT?
We will come together on social media at 10am Wednesday 27 May to Acknowledge Country.
It doesn’t need to be live, you can pre-record, pre-write or pre-create your acknowledgement however you like and post it at or after 10am WST
HOW DO I FIND OUT THE TRADITIONAL OWNERS OF THE LAND I AM ON?
The AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia is a good guide to the Traditional Owners throughout Australia.
Read more about Acknowledging Country.
*This is a National event and will be running at 12pm AEST across the country.