Reconciliation and NAIDOC Weeks
National Reconciliation Week is held annually from 27 May - 3 June and celebrates the rich culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. This year's theme is 'Let's take the next steps' and notably we celebrate two significant anniversaries in Australia’s history, which provide strong symbols of our aspirations for reconciliation: 27 May marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and 3 June marks the 25 years since the historic High Court’s judgment in the 1992 Mabo case.
NAIDOC Week is held during 2 - 9 July 2017. This year's NAIDOC theme is 'Our Language Matters'. 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.
Check out the range of events around the Mornington Peninsula Shire for both Reconciliation and NAIDOC weeks.