Learning about First Nations people and culture (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) is a crucial step towards genuine reconciliation. By understanding their rich history, diverse traditions, and unique perspectives, we can foster empathy and a sense of shared responsibility for addressing the past injustices and present inequalities that Aboriginal communities continue to face.
Engaging with Aboriginal culture not only broadens our knowledge but also encourages meaningful conversations, allowing us to break down barriers and create stronger relationships. By embracing this learning journey, we contribute to building a more inclusive, respectful, and equitable society for all Australians.
Check out the following pages to embark on your learning journey:
There are many events and activities throughout the year that celebrate First Nations people and culture.
Visit the Reconciliation Activities and Events
page to find out about Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC week, Sorry Day and more.
Supporting reconciliation efforts in Western Australia through volunteering is a powerful way to create positive change and build understanding between communities. Get involved by volunteering
with Reconciliation Western Australia
and take part in events that encourage unity and healing. Also, consider registering your interest in Indigenous support opportunities at the Cockburn Volunteer Resource Centre
to connect with local projects benefiting the Aboriginal community.
By volunteering, you'll not only learn more about Indigenous culture and history, but you'll also help shape an inclusive and fair future for all Australians.
The City encourages and supports reconciliation efforts across the broader Cockburn region, whether with individual residents, schools, day care centres, community groups or organisations.
If you are interested in meeting up with others with a focus on reconciliation, or linking in to the City’s Reconciliation Week events, NAIDOC Week or other activities, please contact us.
The Aboriginal Reference Group
(ARG) supports the City of Cockburn with strengthening their culture with the community. Find out how to become a member.
For more information about getting involved in reconciliation, please contact the City’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer on (08) 9411 3444 or email [email protected]