National Reconciliation Week 2023 Resources
The NRW 2023 theme, ‘Be a Voice for Generations’, calls on all Australians to act today to tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation. By actively listening to the voices and aspirations of First Nations peoples, school leaders and teachers can use their voices and actions to drive change within their educational communities.
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. Held from 27 May to 3 June each year, the dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 Referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
NRW 2023 Resources
Tied to the broader Celebrate National Reconciliation Week RAP Action, our NRW resources can be explored to support your school or early learning service with practical ways to bring the 2023 theme into classrooms/learning environments, and the community.
- National Reconciliation Week Workshop professional learning resource - Engage your RAP Working Group or wider staff in a conversation around NRW.
- Let's Talk about the Theme for NRW 2023 early learning, primary and secondary curriculum resources - Engage children and students in conversations and activities around the meaning and purpose of the theme.
About the NRW 2023 Artwork and Poster
The NRW 2023 visuals are a vibrant call to action to use your power, your words and your vote to create a better, more just Australia for all of us.
The designs incorporate artworks by Danielle Leedie Gray, a graphic artist and designer and Bidjara and Wakka Wakka woman of south west and east Queensland, Australia.
“It was an honour to be a part of the artwork development for Reconciliation Australia’s National Reconciliation Week 2023 theme, ‘Be a voice for generations.’ I wanted my artwork to complement the theme and reflect the fact that, as a country, we need to work together in unity, and allow everyone to have a voice so we can all feel at home. It’s a theme that resonates with me and one that affects all of us. I would ask every Australian to embrace the theme with compassion and display and wear the artwork proudly, as we all work together for a more reconciled country.” - Danielle Leedie Gray
- Register for the NRW 2023 Narragunnawali webinar, now available on-demand and featuring Karen Mundine, CEO of Reconciliation Australia
- Download the NRW 2023 poster or digital resources
- Register your NRW event on the Reconciliation Australia website
- Check out the Celebrate National Reconciliation Week RAP Action for more ideas for action, and aligned professional learning and curriculum resources.
- Compare the NRW 2023 poster to previous NRW posters – how do these posters, and their respective written language and imagery, connect with and build on each other from year to year?
- Learn more about milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey.
- Reflect on how the NRW 2023 theme connects with other days and weeks of national significance.
- If it is time to refresh your RAP, incorporate the 2023 theme into the planning of your next RAP commitments and reconciliation initiatives.
- Look at the 20 Actions for Reconciliation for more ideas about being brave and making change towards reconciliation in your everyday professional and personal life.