National Reconciliation Week 2020

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.
Im this together, national reconciliation week 2020, 27 May to 3 june

27 May to 3 June each year

The dates for National Reconciliation Week remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

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 peoples.

Events during National Reconciliation Week

Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training

This online training session covers information on Aboriginal Australia, a history of Aboriginal-settler relations and protocols/strategies for engagement.

Movie Screening of 'In My Blood It Runs'

Watch a virtual movie screening of 'In My Blood It Runs' with filmmaker Q&A for National Reconciliation Week 2020.

Teaching and Learning Resources

Resources for Students

Teaching and Learning Resources available for both Primary and Secondary students.

Reconciliation Action Plan and History in Cumberland

Cumberland City Council is committed to Reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Cumberland City Council Reconciliation Action Plan

This plan has been developed after extensive consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, local primary and high schools, service providers, residents and other key stakeholders.

History and Heritage in Cumberland Region

The Cumberland region offers a wide range of culturally significant Aboriginal sites and has a strong connection to the Darug people.

Further information

For more information contact Council's Aboriginal Education and Programs Officer on 02 8757 9833 or email