National Reconciliation Week 2021

27 May 2021

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Land on which we stand.  We acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples who are the traditional custodians of the Canberra area, and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

National Reconciliation Week for 2021 runs from 27 May to 3 June. The theme for 2021 is ‘More than a word. Reconciliation takes action’, which urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

The ANU Library has a significant collection of resources by, for and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To mark National Reconciliation Week, as well as NAIDOC Week (coming up on 4 to 11 July) the Chifley Library has put together a display showcasing some of these items.

These items will be on display on Level 2 of the Chifley Library through July.

We also have a range of resources you can browse online, including:

AIATSIS videos

We have series of videos from Ronin Films as part of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) collection.

Browse the collection in our online catalogue.

Australian Indigenous Studies guide

Our library staff have developed an online guide which provides an introduction to the scholarly resources available at the ANU Library about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, and cultures.

ANU Repository

The Open Research repository has a wide range of relevant resources by, for and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

You can browse the entire repository, or search specific collections including:

To find out more about National Reconciliation Week, and see what events are being held around Australia, visit the NRW website. You can also do the same for the upcoming NAIDOC Week.

ANU will be hosting a number of events and activities across campus for National Reconciliation Week. They are running a diverse program of events and a showcase of some stories from the ANU community. You can view the full program and stories on the ANU News webpage.