This week celebrated National Reconciliation Week – a time for all Australians to explore how we can contribute to achieving reconciliation.
As part of our commitment to reconciliation, the City joined the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ Reconciliation Week Street Banner Project, which works to engage Aboriginal owned and operated businesses.
Artwork on display for the week was titled 'Karlamilyi – My Mother’s Country' from Hedland-born Nyangumarta artist Narlene Waddaman.
To acknowledge the occasion, the City also hosted an online Cultural Competence Training workshop for local community groups.
Presented by Evolve WA, members familiarised themselves with Aboriginal culture and explored ways to make their club more welcoming, inclusive and culturally safe for Aboriginal people.
Our wider community was also invited to develop a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives through a free online screening of the Living Black episode: ‘Patrick Dodson – Father of Reconciliation’.
This free online screening was made available thanks to the Reconciliation Film Club – a joint initiative between Reconciliation Australia, NITV and SBS Australia.
The City also delivered Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Knowledge Training for staff, facilitated by Danny Ford from Auspire - Australia Day Council WA.
Attendees learnt how to better engage and develop stronger relationships with Aboriginal people.
The City of Bayswater is committed to exploring ways it can contribute to achieving reconciliation.
These inititives form part of our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan October 2021 – October 2023.
Read more about the City's journey to reconciliation.