National Reconciliation Week 2020

National Reconciliation Week 2020

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  • Published: 26 May 2020

This week is National Reconciliation Week, and the theme 'In This Together' reminds us whether in a crisis or in reconciliation, we are all in this together.

Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians, and at the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

The Southern Ports Reconciliation Action Plan helps build on the existing relationships we have with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the communities we are located, and indicates to the wider region, stakeholders and communities, the importance of cultural diversity. 

Our vision and values support inclusive culture, particularly through teamwork and future focus, which reflects a greater understanding and awareness of the rich heritage and history of WA's first peoples. We do this by continuing to engage with the first peoples of our region, engage Aboriginal contracts such as Esperance Tjaltjraak Rangers, and support events and programmes like the Undalup Bunuri Festival and the Wadani Surf Academy. 

Visit the Reconciliation Australia website for more information on National Reconciilation Week. 

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Students at the 2019 Wadandi Surf Academy, which aims to create and develop a pathway programme for Indigenous surfers in WA by connecting them with the ocean and their culture.

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Esperance Tjaltjraak Rangers undertaking maintenance works at the Don McKenzie Gardens in Esperance.