Feature Article - Reconciliation Week

At Committee for Perth, celebrating National Reconciliation Week is a part of our Reconciliation advocacy agenda, guided by our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan. This year we supported Reconciliation WA to hold the largest breakfast in the country, walked alongside Traditional Owners in the Walk for Reconciliation, and held an in-house forum to engage in real, meaningful discussions around this year’s theme. Additionally, every year the Committee sponsors a National Reconciliation Week Banner and ours can be found on the corner of St George’s and Adelaide Terraces.

In the nature of this year’s theme, National Reconciliation Week is about truth. It is being truthful to ourselves, truthful to our vision for the future, and truthful to Australia’s past. Embedding truth-telling into our daily practice is a way in which we can advance reconciliation.

The Committee will continue to uphold the importance of truth-telling and reflection, both in National Reconciliation Week and during the year. Our Healing our History workbook provides excepts from a number of documents that founded the nation and the Swan River Settlement and provides a quick refresher on laws, legislation and regulation that determined how Aboriginal people lived.

Our Research Officer, Alice Leggett, can be contacted at alice.leggett@committeeforperth.com.au to provide assistance to members looking to further their own commitments to reconciliation. In addition, we have a number of useful resources on our website if you would like further information

Read more about the Committee’s Reconciliation Action Plan here.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.