National Reconciliation Week – More Than a Word
This National Reconciliation Week, ‘More Than a Word’, is about what we can do to take more meaningful action to help create a better and more inclusive Australia.
National Reconciliation Week marks the anniversary of the 1967 referendum, in which more than 90% of Australians were in favour of giving the Government the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognise them in the national census. The week also commemorates the High Court Mabo decision which was made on June 3 1992.
Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program, Warumilang, was designed to create opportunities and support Indigenous people through quality education and employment.
We focus on strengthening relationships, promoting respect and creating employment and education opportunities for young Indigenous people.
Here are some of the ways we are recognising this year’s National Reconciliation Week.
Highlighting our work with community through storytelling
We will be sharing stories of our Indigenous trainees and the impact they are having on communities; what our host employers are doing to bridge the disparity gap and interview one of our Mentor’s, Proud Yuin man Glen Ella to discuss their role in supporting young Indigenous people through their traineeship journey.
Follow our social media channels to keep up to date with the stories.
We are hosting a FREE Webinar to highlight the impact traineeships can have on communities and the future careers of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Come along to this webinar as we follow the career journey of two former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainees that launched their careers through school-based traineeships. What you’ll discover, is not only did the traineeship help set them up for life-long professional skills and a rewarding career, but it also brought a positive impact to their communities and their families, emphasising this is one of the most rewarding parts of the program.
By attending this webinar, you will also hear from one of our Indigenous Mentors, Proud Kija/Bardi man Ralph White and understand the role mentors play in helping a young person succeed in their traineeship.
Date: Wednesday 2nd June Time: 11.00 am – 12.00 pm AEST
Register here: https://aflsportsready.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_55ISyLlhTUOlh15LwGView
There are also events held around the country which you can see here.
Read more about the importance of National Reconciliation Week here.
Learn more about our Warumilang program and the work we do with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We encourage you to get involved and to learn more about the cultures and history of our First Nations Peoples and to think about the ways you can contribute to reconciliation.