Flinders University celebrates Reconciliation Week

Flinders University will commemorate National Reconciliation Week with a series of events hosted on campus and online, and the entire Flinders community is invited to take part to mark significant milestones achieved along our nation’s reconciliation journey.

National Reconciliation Week 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 week of celebrations will commence with a screening of Uncle Lewis and Uncle Mickey performing a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony in the Plaza at Bedford Park from noon, Friday 27 May. This will be followed by a rerun on the big screen of the Elder Forum Padninthiyangga Ngadluku Purkgku – Walking with our Elders Forum October 2020, Leadership – From the Elders’ Perspective.

The Central Library will present Sharing History and Culture: Flinders Library First Nations Collection throughout the week, starting on Friday 27 May.

From 11am on Monday 30 May, students will be able to grab a free donut from the Hub, before National Indigenous Television (NITV) plays on the big screen in the Plaza from noon.

The latest Fearless Conversation, on Reconciliation for our Future, will play on the big screen from noon on Tuesday 31 May. The Flinders University Museum of Art will introduce the works of First Nations artists in the current exhibition, FUMA Workshops – The Data Imaginary: Fears and Fantasies, also from noon. In the evening, staff and students are invited to attend the Lowitja O’Donoghue Oration 2022, which begins at 6.30pm in Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide. The Flinders community can access half price tickets to the Oration via this link.

On Wednesday 1 June, the big screen will play TED Talk: The Myth of Aboriginal Stories Being Myths by Flinders graduate Jacinta Koolmatrie.

Padninthiyangga Ngadluku Purkgku – Walking with our Elders Forum March 2021, Knowledge of the Land: Speaking for Country will screen on Friday 3 June.

To close out the week, Reconciliation SA will host Nguyanguya muri wamangka: Reconciliation in the Park, on Friday 3 June from 4pm to 9.30pm at Pinky Flat, Tarntanya Wama, in the heart of Adelaide, beside the Torrens Lake. This is a free, outdoor, family-friendly event for all to enjoy on the final day of National Reconciliation Week, celebrating the 2022 theme “Be Brave, Make Change”.

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