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Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Week

Our Vision for reconciliation is to be a faith movement committed to social justice, equity and freedom

The Salvation Army aims to respect, value and acknowledge the unique cultures, spiritualties, histories and languages of the oldest surviving culture in the world. We see a Salvation Army that engages in a unified and positive relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities.

National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week runs from 27th May to 3rd June 2016, and focuses on ‘Our History, Our Story, Our Future.’ It is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort.

Get Involved

The Salvation Army will be hosting or partnering with the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community in a number of the following activities during Reconciliation Week:

  • My Brother’s Keeper Reconciliation Concert
  • Yarning Circles
  • Cultural tours
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Pastors/Ministers leading Sunday Service or Chapel Nights
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Flag Raising Ceremonies
  • Elders Lunches
  • Traditional foods and dances
  • Participating in Sports Carnivals
  • Junior Soldier Diversity activities with a focus on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people
  • Cultural Awareness & Appreciation sessions

To find out more about community events, ideas for activities and resources contact the Territorial Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Ministry Coordinator or visit Reconciliation Australia.

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NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July (3-10 July). It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

The National NAIDOC theme for 2016 is Songlines: The living narrative of our nation.

Find out more about Naidoc week

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