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Needless to say, Canberra’s Reconciliation Day will look a bit different in 2020.
Instead of gathering in Glebe Park for family-friendly activities, food and performances, Canberrans are encouraged to #stayhomesavelives and engage in this celebration of culture, understanding and respectful discourse in a different way—at home.
Reconciliation Day Canberra: Together in your home is an online program of interactive events and activities that will encourage a deeper understanding of our national story and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
The first Australian jurisdiction to recognise Reconciliation Day as a public holiday, this will be the ACT’s third Reconciliation Day event and with plenty of free activities for all ages, the Reconciliation Day Canberra online portal has something for everyone.
Pledge & share
By now, most households in Canberra should have received a Reconciliation Day pledge postcard in the mail.
On Monday, why not spend some time making a pledge for reconciliation and writing it on your postcard? Then, share a photo of your pledge postcard or a video of your pledge using #ReconciliationDayCBR.
Need some help getting started? Find inspiration here.
Learn & grow
With four workshops across the day, tantalise your tastebuds with bush tucker recipes adapted to fit the current way of living, learn the cultural history of the rivers that connected and once flowed through Lake Burley Griffin or rediscover your own backyard by learning to identify resin glues, bush medicines, hardenbergia tea leaves and even forecast the weather.
Create & connect
Finally, get your creative juices flowing and brainstorm a creative submission to Reconciliation Week’s 2020’s theme of ‘In This Together’.
Got little ones? Kick start their creativity by downloading colouring and activity worksheets here.
What: Reconciliation Day Canberra 2020
When: Monday 1 June 2020
Where: In your home
Feature image: Richie Allan playing didgeridoo at Gubur Dhaura. Credit: Black & White Films.