“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”, Reconciliation Australia.
Each year between 27 May and 3 June, National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is an opportunity for all Australians to commemorate significant milestones in the reconciliation journey - the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
The dancers featured in the photos are the Djirri Djirri dancers, a Wurundjeri female dance group and Traditional Custodians of Melbourne, which includes the land on which the RACGP National Office is located in East Melbourne. The group performance traditional dances and sang in Woiwurrung language at the 10th anniversary celebration of RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Health on 10 February 2020. Photos by Michael Jalaru.
What does Reconciliation mean to you?
Hear from RACGP members about what reconciliation means to them. These clips were recorded during the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health on 10 February 2020.
Get involved in National Reconciliation Week
We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation. There are plenty of ways GPs and GP practices can get involved in National Reconciliation Week.
Visit the National Reconciliation Week website to learn about public events during National Reconciliation Week, or download posters and digital assets to show your support in your practice.
Resources for your practice
If you’re working towards improving and supporting effective and culturally safe primary healthcare in your practice, visit the RACGP and NACCHO website for resources, guides and webinars.
RACGP Reconciliation journey
The RACGP is on its own Reconciliation journey. Last year, we officially launched our second Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The RAP was developed with our RAP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee.
As part of the RAP, employees at the RACGP were asked to write their own commitments to reconciliation. These commitments are now published in the RACGP’s RAP. Learn more about these commitments in our RAP.