Reconciliation NSW

Who we are

Reconciliation NSW is the peak body for advancing reconciliation in NSW. We promote a respectful, just and equitable community for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians in NSW. We engage people in open and honest conversations to understand our diverse histories and experiences. Our work is guided by Aboriginal voices, with the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to self-determination at the forefront. We work closely with local reconciliation groups and other community groups, the education sector, and state and local government partners. Each year we organise the Schools Reconciliation Challenge, produce an anti-racism event I’m Not Racist But..., encourage bipartisan commitment to reconciliation through Reconciliation in Parliament, and promote National Reconciliation Week activities across NSW. We also respond to queries and connect individuals with groups which are already doing work to promote reconciliation in their local area. Reconciliation includes

  • Acknowledgment and acceptance of our true shared histories
  • Acknowledging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of Australia
  • Valuing and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as a proud part of a shared national identity
  • Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and cultures to thrive
  • Developing relationships of trust and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, rights and experiences
  • Increased understanding of the ongoing impact of racism and systemic disadvantage
  • Supporting organisations and communities to be culturally competent, value diversity and be free from racism
  • Progress towards institutional and legal mechanisms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination

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This Kit was developed in consultation with the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) to ensure that the competition meets NSW curriculum outcomes for Stages 3, 4 & 5.

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