Adelaide Hills Council acknowledges that we undertake our business on the traditional lands and waters of the Peramangk and Kaurna people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging as the Custodians of this ancient and beautiful land for they hold the memories, traditions, spiritual relationships, culture, and hopes of the First Nations of Australia.
Click here to learn more about the Adelaide Hills Reconciliation Working Group.
Reconciliation Week 2021 | How to participate
Bring the kids to learn about Aboriginal culture and music
Join local Aboriginal artist David Booth for an interactive dance movement workshop for children 5yrs+, sharing stories, dance, and games.
The Didge and Dance Workshop will be held Friday 28 May at The Summit Community Centre.
Join the campfire for an evening of traditional storytelling
Bring a blanket, get comfortable by the fire, and listen to a traditional story, while also learning why story is so important to pass on to future generations.
Two sessions are available, in Norton Summit or Gumeracha.
Cost: $5 (includes mug of hot soup on arrival)
Stream free movies and documentaries exploring Aboriginal history and culture
Adelaide Hills Library Members can access hundreds of free movies and documentaries on beamafilm.
Check out titles like 2019's Emu Runner, or 2021's The Australian Dream and Sweet Country, or revisit classics such as The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith and Jedda.
Grab your library card number and head to beamafilm to watch.
Print and colour your own Aboriginal artwork
Take some quiet time to colour this beautiful piece by Jessica Johnson and explore the meanings behind the different elements.
"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples have been listening to the heart beat of the land and sea for generations. With their rainbow shaped souls the spirits ask for us to join and make reconciliation more than a word, take action. We all have a role to play."
Reflect on this year's theme: More than a word. Reconciliation takes action
Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians - as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Learn more about this theme, and discover 20 actions for Reconciliation in 2021, at Reconciliation Australia's website.