National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a chance for all of us to take renewed action to spark a change in our schools, workplaces and communities—no matter how big or small. Each year, Reconciliation Australia selects a different theme to celebrate NRW. The theme for NRW 2017 is Let’s Take the Next Steps. This NRW, we reflect on two significant anniversaries in the nation’s reconciliation journey—50 years since the 1967 referendum and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision. As we commemorate these significant milestones, we ask all Australians to be a part of the next big steps in our nation’s reconciliation story.
In this activity, students explore the purpose of the 2017 NRW theme and create their own NRW posters.