National Reconciliation Week 2016
The theme of National Reconciliation Week 2016 is Our History, Our Story, Our Future.
Our History urges us to consider the consequences of Australian laws, practices and policies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It seeks a commitment to ensure that past wrongs are not repeated.
Our Story is about the importance of the struggle for reconciliation in Australian history and identity. It recounts the ‘trauma and triumph told by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’*.
Our Future emphasises the need for all Australians to share a genuine commitment to reconciliation and the principles of fairness and diversity.
*National Reconciliation Week website http://www.reconciliation.org.au/nrw/what-is-nrw/