NITV's week of #AlwaysWillBe has begun. It will air thought-provoking films and TV series that acknowledges our country's history, along with sharing the different Indigenous perspectives on what January 26 means to them. Check out the link in our bio for more information. #Reconciliation #IndigenousStories #Films #January26 #History @nitv_au
Do you know Barangaroo? She was an influential Aboriginal woman, at the time of European settlement. She was a Cammeraygal woman, from the area around North Harbour and Manly, who had cultural authority. The first written account of her in 1790 described Barangaroo as being in her early 40s, worldly, wise and a freer of spirit. Learn more about this amazing woman via the link in our bio. Image: Bennelong (left) and Barangaroo (right). Cropped image from painting. Source: Natural History Museum. #Reconciliation #History #AboriginalHistory #Barangaroo
What does 26 January mean to you? Our CEO Karen Mundine says the Prime Minister 'missed the point’ in suggesting that Indigenous Australians could be celebrated on 25 January in lieu of changing the date of Australia Day. Read more via SBS: link in bio. #Reconciliation #AustraliaDay #26January
The '65 Freedom Ride exhibition introduces you to the Student Action For Aborigines organisation and explains how students from the University of Sydney drew national and international attention to the poor living conditions of Aboriginal people and the racism that was rife in New South Wales country towns from 12 – 26 February 1965. This event was the beginning of resetting the relationship between Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia. Link in bio. #Reconciliation #FreedomRides #Exhibition
2019 is the International Year of Indigenous languages. #IY2019 aims to raise awareness of Indigenous languages and recognise the important role they play in contributing to our world’s rich cultural diversity. Learn more: link in bio. Image Copyright the Yothu Yindi Foundation.
"Language identifies who we are and where we come from." Studies show that there were about 250 Aboriginal languages in Australia at the time Europeans arrived. These distinct languages had extensive vocabularies and complex grammars. Today, 145 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages are still spoken in Australia, however only 18 remain strong, meaning they are spoken by people of all ages. Discover more about Indigenous Australia: link in bio. #Reconciliation #Indigenous #Languages
“The lives of Indigenous Australians today are affected by what has happened to us and our ancestors over the past 230 years since Europeans arrived. This can be hard for non-Indigenous people to understand, particularly if you haven’t learned much about Australian history at school. When people have some knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and the history of our contact with non-Indigenous Australians since 1788, they have a much better feel for our achievements and our persistent problems ...” Professor Mick Dodson AM, Australian of the Year 2009. Discover more about our shared history: link in bio. #Reconciliation #History
‘Dreaming’ or ‘Dreamtime’ are English words that describe a rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander concept. In reality, it is impossible to find words that adequately capture this core element of who First Nations peoples are, but it’s something you feel when you sit with us on our country and hear our stories with an open mind and heart. Learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and experiences: link in bio. #Reconciliation #Indigenous #History
Happy New Year 😀
If you're visiting a country town or city this holidays, consider who the local Indigenous people are. What language do they speak? Are there any significant Indigenous sites? Australia is filled with a number of wonderful Indigenous cultures, languages, and histories. So, why not check it out. #AboriginalAustralia
From the team at Reconciliation Australia, thank you for your support in 2018. This year has been a busy and exciting time for reconciliation in Australia. Please note that our Canberra and Sydney offices will be closed from Tuesday, 25 December 2018, reopening on Wednesday, 2 January 2019. Have a happy holiday.