Linuwel Steiner School: National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) started as the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation in 1993 (the International Year of the World’s Indigenous Peoples) and was supported by Australia’s major faith communities. In 1996, the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation launched Australia’s first NRW. In 2000, Reconciliation Australia was established to continue to provide national leadership on reconciliation. In the same year, approximately 300,000 people walked across Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of NRW, to show their support for reconciliation.
Today, NRW is celebrated by businesses, schools and early learning services, organisations, and individuals Australia-wide. Linuwel School will not be holding an event this year but the teachers along with their classes will be speaking the School’s Acknowledgement in Gathang language to begin each day and finding ways to acknowledge NRW during their daily routines. We will continue to display contributions from classes throughout the coming week.
Photo: Opal is a Linuwel student and a Kamilaroi girlJun 2020