Reconciliation Day at the National Arboretum

Shayna Siakimotu 25 May 2021
National Arboretum
31 May 2021, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

National Arboretum

The open spaces of the National Arboretum will play host to Canberra’s fourth annual Reconciliation Day. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

Reconciliation Day is part of National Reconciliation week and is a time for all Canberrans to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Reconciliation Day event activities include live music from the Griffyn Ensemble, Wiradjuri Echoes and Johnny Huckle; a yarning circle with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders; and Ngunnawal language workshops.

There will also be creative activities including basket weaving, butterfly craft and Sturt Desert Pea making, as well as a portrait exhibition, guided cultural walks through the forests, bush tucker tastings, community games and a free barbecue.

A screening of a collection of short cultural and truth-telling videos and live panel discussion showcasing the stories of some of Canberra’s Elders and advocates for Reconciliation is also planned.

The details

When: Monday 31 May, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: National Arboretum
Cost: Free, see full program of events online.

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