National Reconciliation Week
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.
The dates for NRW 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.
Acknowledgement of Country
City of Prospect acknowledges that we are on the traditional country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains region and we pay our respect to Elders past and present. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationships with the land and we acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.
We believe that developing stronger and mutually respectful relationships based on open and honest dialogue and productive partnerships is the way forward between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians in our community. Council is well placed to connect people in our community through its available networks, engagement strategies, recognition events and awards celebrations and awareness raising from a range of communication technologies at our disposal.
We believe that Council’s activities and business can be an ideal platform to build greater levels of respect by increasing our understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to a wide audience, including Elected Members, employees and the local community. It is important for Council to establish achievable actions and deliverables related to gathering knowledge, building awareness and practicing respect.
Council supports the development and implementation of actions under its sphere of influence that contributes towards employment and professional development for, and supplies and services from, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, wherever justified.