A message from the CEO – Wendy Knight
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 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. Be Brave. Make Change. is a challenge to us all to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for all. (National Reconciliation Week – Reconciliation Australia )
The reconciliation week theme this year directly relates with the theme for NAIDOC week upcoming, Get Up, Stand Up, Show Up.
As we continue to battle the extending numbers of Jarjums getting taken away from their families in NSW – at Ngunya Jarjum our day to day focus is sharpened to keeping our families safe, our Jarjums on country and living with family or kin. The Family is Culture report (Independent Review | Family is Culture -nsw.gov.au) keeps the fire alive in our bellies, as the evidence of NSW Govt failures toward our Jarjums, families and communities is fully exposed. In the interests of reconciliation we suggest that you take the time, read the report and recommendations and weigh up the facts.
I am proud to share that our teams are brave every day and we continually fight for change. This reconciliation week, we pledge to our communities our renewed energy to maintaining the momentum of the Family is Culture report recommendations, understanding that it isn’t just this reconciliation week, our teams have continually battled for reconciliation since the establishment of our Agency (over 25 years) through advocacy, understanding and acceptance.
Take a peek at what’s going on this year for reconciliation week: Upcoming Events – National Reconciliation Week 2022