National Reconciliation Week

The theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week (Saturday 27 May – Saturday 3 June) is Be a Voice for Generations, which encourages us to be a voice for reconciliation in our everyday lives.

We are committed to playing a critical role, in partnership with our community, in establishing a clear roadmap towards reconciliation. To celebrate this national occasion we have worked with community organisations to plan a number of events across the region.

Please check this page regularly as events and details are often added and changed.

Waniju Bulumba

Tuesday 16 May – Saturday 8 July at Tableland Regional Gallery
Exhibition opening 5.00pm Friday 19 May at Tableland Regional Gallery
Artist talk 10.30am Wednesday 31 May at Tableland Regional Gallery

The exhibition showcases the fascinating story of Damarri and Guyallla, two brothers who played a significant role in the creation of the Atherton region’s stunning landscape. Explore the rich cultural heritage of the local Indigenous people through a series of captivating displays and interactive exhibits. By Dan Joseph.

Jewellery-Making Workshops With Michelle Weare*

Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 May at the Better Together Community Centre

Michelle Weare is a local Tablelands Jirrbal/Ngagjan artist who has been working with beads for more than 20 years. Places are limited so register your interest with Kristy on 4091 3850.

Common Ground First Nation’s Week of Action

Friday 26 May – Saturday 3 June

No matter where you are on your learning journey, you can participate in Reconciliation Australia’s daily activities designed to inspire deep reflection and meaningful change. They will be posting a theme with a matching action for you to complete every day for five days, along with templates for you to fill in the blanks and share on your stories. Look out for our daily posts, and be sure to tag @commongroundfirstnations and use the hashtag #takeactionwithCG when you complete each action.

How Organisations Can Create Lasting Social Impacts

1.00–2.30pm Friday 26 May. Register for this online event.

All Australian organisations have an opportunity to make a meaningful impact by strengthening relations between First Nations and non-Indigenous peoples. What role can directors’ and boards play in strengthening these relations and in reconciliation? How can boards improve their engagement with First Nations people? How can organisation’s benefit from learning about First Nations concepts of governance? Leading into National Reconciliation Week, join us as leading experts/directors discuss how organisations can drive change and create lasting social impacts.

Mount Garnet Family Fun Day*

10.00am–4.00pm Saturday 27 May at Dines Park

Annual cricket match, Jitta Art painting and weaving, Queensland Cricket kids’ activities, SES demonstration and sausage sizzle. Alcohol- and drug-free event.

ECHO Reconciliation Celebration*

3.00–4.00pm Tuesday 30 May at ECHO Neighbourhood House, 13 Eaham Place, Malanda

Food, jewellery making and painting, and a yarn. Hear about ECHO’s plans and commitment to ongoing growth and reconciliation.

Better Together Reconciliation Q&A Panel and Networking Lunch*

11.00am–1.00pm Thursday 1 June at the Coordination Centre, 15 Vernon Street, Atherton

Come and learn from reconciliation experts.

Developing a Reconciliation Action Plan

10.00–11.00am Friday 2 June at the TRC Boardroom, 45 Mabel Street, Atherton.

Join members of our Reconciliation Action Advisory Committee for a cuppa and chat if you are thinking of developing a reconciliation action plan or seeking further information. Email expressions of interest to

Jitta Art Weaving Workshop*

Monday 22 June at the Old Post Office Gallery

Learn ancient stories that inspire as you learn to create a beautiful coil basket to take home. $61.00 includes materials, lunch, tea and coffee. Limited places so book now.

First Nations Business Owners

Vocational Partnership Group is seeking expressions of interest from First Nations businesses to share their story with young people. Get in touch with


*Proudly funded by the Queensland Government Celebrate Reconciliation Grant.