Reconciliation Week 2016

Reconciliation Week provides a broad opportunity for everyone to recognise and further Australia’s reconciliation journey. Reconciliation is important for our communities moving forward as we contribute to a nation that can be proud of respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples.

To acknowledge the significance of this week, we have engaged artists from Marra Dreaming Indigenous Arts to host a series of traditional Aboriginal basket weaving workshops across the district. Workshops will be delivered in Gumeracha, Norton Summit, Stirling and Lobethal from 28 May to 1 June.

Click here to download the workshop program.

The basket weaving workshops are an opportunity for non-Indigenous people to learn a traditional art form that has been passed through generations. Baskets were more than just functional objects for our Indigenous people, they were everyday tools for physical and spiritual wellbeing. Baskets were used to collect food, medicines for health and ochre for ceremony, and exchanged as an economic currency across vast distances.

Reconciliation Week activities 2016