NAIDOC week is held in the first week of July and is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. 

NAIDOC Week is a time when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples come together in different ways to connect to culture and country. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

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2017 Community HART Award winners announced!


 

The 2017 Community HART Awards (Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together) recognise Victorian partnerships and initiatives that contribute to local reconciliation outcomes.  It was a huge year for the awards! For more details on the winners and finalists visit here. Photo: Brent Watkins, Culture Evolves. Photographer: James Henry

 


About Us

Reconciliation Victoria is the product of a people's movement. Following the work of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, Reconciliation Victoria Inc. was established in 2002 by a group of individuals keen to address the unfinished business of the 'Roadmap to Reconciliation'.

As the State body for Reconciliation, Reconciliation Victoria has focussed on leading the reconciliation process in Victoria by supporting the growth of Local Reconciliation Groups, promoting cultural awareness and education in the broader community, working with young people, developing strategic partnerships, and delivering the Community HART Awards in partnership with the Victorian Local Government Association.

Reconciliation Victoria has played a vital role in educating the public on important issues relevant to Aboriginal Victorians. We recognise the great disparity in outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people on health, education and employment, and seek to do better. Indeed, we must continue to push government and others to do better on these issues.

Reconciliation Victoria has championed the recognition of Aboriginal Victorians as the first Victorians, and the special place they have in our community. Respect for culture, land and heritage is something all Victorians must develop further.

Reconciliation Victoria plays a role in bringing together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Victorians to recognise and share what we have in common; and to work on a greater understanding of the issues that keep us apart.


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We respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands and waters of Victoria.