Intract Australia and McMahon Services were excited and proud to celebrate Reconciliation Week within our office in Adelaide, in the hopes educating and raising awareness of the significance of the week.
Employees were treated to Indigenous films and documentaries shown in the office kitchen, an in-house BBQ luncheon provided by Wattle Bush Catering Services and live entertainment from Indigenous performer Nathan May.
Reconciliation Week involves building positive, respectful relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, for the benefit of all Australians. By hosting events like this we hope to open the conversation in our offices and on site, celebrate and learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, and to contribute to building a reconciled Australia.
To find out more about Reconciliation Week head to: www.reconciliation.org.au/national-reconciliation-week
On the 28th May Intract were proud sponsors of the National Reconciliation Week 2018 (NRW) launch breakfast, held at the Adelaide Convention Centre
with over 1,400 attendees.
The breakfast included businesses and like-minded individuals as well as presentations from the 2017 Kokoda Track Reconciliation Trekkers, who reflected on their experiences following the stories of our Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal veterans on the Kokoda Track.
This year’s Reconciliation theme “Don’t Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow” explores history hidden just beneath the surface, ready and waiting to be uncovered, encouraging all of us to learn more about Aboriginal culture and histories, to share that knowledge, and to grow as a nation.
National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.