Learn, share and grow during National Reconciliation Week
  • Tuesday 08 May 2018
ImageWelcome to Country performances, seminars, art exhibitions, a coastal walk and bush tucker infused morning teas at council’s Sunshine Coast Library branches are just some of the celebrations planned to celebrate National Reconciliation Week from May 27 to June 3.

The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2018 is Don’t Keep History a Mystery and is an opportunity to explore our past, learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and develop a deeper understanding of our national story.

Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said through the Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Action Plan 2017-2019, council is a proud supporter of a range of National Reconciliation Week events happening across the region.

“The region’s RAP highlights the important role our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities play in the social, economic and cultural growth of our Sunshine Coast region,” Cr McKay said.

“The upcoming National Reconciliation Week events will have a range of activities designed to provide a deeper understanding of our local stories and I encourage everyone to get involved.”

A colourful and captivating exhibition by Gubbi Gubbi artist Lyndon Davis will be on display at Maroochydore Library from May 21 to July 7.

In keeping with the 2018 National Reconciliation Week theme, Don’t Keep History a Mystery, council’s libraries will host a free screening of the extraordinary documentary Zach’s Ceremony at Majestic Cinemas Nambour from 5.30-7.30pm on Wednesday, May 30.

This feature-length film is captured over 10 years and shows one boy’s journey to manhood in a complex, emotionally driven story.

The community can also attend a Mabo Day oration by Aunty Gail Mabo, led by the Murris on the Move, on May 28 at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc. will present Un-mystery History, a Reflection of Reconciliation Shared History session on May 24 and people can register to attend their Reconciliation Coastal Walk at Fraser Park, Golden Beach on June 1.

“Make reconciliation part of your story and your future and join in the National Reconciliation Week celebrations,” Cr McKay said.

Visit council’s library website to book to attend the free screening of the M-rated documentary Zach’s Ceremony and visit council’s website for more details on National Reconciliation Week.