Events – get involved

Reconciliation is everyone’s business and there are many ways you can get involved in making reconciliation a reality in your workplace or community.

Join our consultations

We are excited to be progressing with the second stage of our reconciliation journey – the development of our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.

Our first plan ‘the Reflect’ stage, was all about scoping reconciliation while this second stage is all about implementing reconciliation.

We want to get input from people across the department on what should be the focus of our implementation work. What are the burning issues? Where do we most want to see change? What does success look like?

Find out more in the video below, and register your interest in participating in the consultations today.


Reconcilliation Action Plan 2021

Duration - 2:13
Video of the Reconciliation Action Plan 2021

Upcoming events

Events are updated through the year and recordings are made of most events.

Date Event

17 March

11:00-11:30

Maclean High School's Narragunnawali program - hosted by Mark Scott This event is suitable for school and corporate staff

24 March

16:00-17:00

Reconciliation NSW and your school's reconciliation journey This event is most suitable for school staff.

8 March

16:00-17:00

International Women’s Day

Panel discussion led by Georgina Harrison. This event is co-hosted with GPTW and is suitable for corporate and school staff.

19 April

STEM 2021 Conference Exciting keynote soon to be announced

April

Myall Creek memorial webinar. This event will be suitable for all staff and for high school students. Date and time soon to be announced – event will take place during school hours to allow student groups to participate

April

AECG Partnership Agreement webinar. This event will be most suitable for corporate staff. Date and time to be announced.

26 May

National Sorry Day

27 May – 3 June

National Reconciliation Week

4 July – 11 July

NAIDOC Week

1 September

Indigenous Literacy Day

Events in your workgroup

Reconciliation is everyone’s business – and it doesn’t only matter in National Reconciliation Week. Your workgroup might like to think about some of these activities and actions during the year:

  • A cultural walk in your area (your local Land Council or local Council are good places to ask about these)
  • A lunchtime Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sports event External link(there is something for everyone!)
  • Start a Reconciliation Book Club
  • Start a Reconciliation Film Club (some great ideas hereExternal link)
  • Organise a night out with colleagues and see an Indigenous musical artist or a relevant film or theatre production
  • Take Cultural Awareness Training – or make it a priority for your work group
  • Learn more about trauma and its ongoing effects – especially for people affected by past policies of forced child removal.
  • Think about how the work you do (or how you do your work) affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Learn more about the Uluru Statement from the Heart External link(the 2019 Boyer lectures External linkare also a great resource)
  • Stand up to racism
  • Be familiar with the department’s Reconciliation Action Plan and Diversity & Inclusion StrategyExternal link
  • Join the Reconciliation Action Plan Group on Yammer to hear about upcoming events and activities.

We have a library of resources available to help you plan events and activities.

Join the community

Everyone in the department is welcome to join the Yammer ‘Reconciliation Action Plan Group’, it’s a great place to join in the conversation.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders employees are warmly invited to join the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employee Network, contact Darren.Bell@det.nsw.edu.au

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