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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 and help create a better country for future generations.

This year’s National Reconciliation Week theme is Be a Voice for Generations.

The theme encourages all Australians to be a voice for Reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives – where we live, work and socialise.

See below events taking place this year in Douglas Shire.

Monday 29 May
Creation Station at Mossman Youth Centre | Mossman Shire Hall, 3pm – 5pm

Please come along to Mossman Youth Centre at the Mossman Shire Hall for a youth activity day to celebrate and embrace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture for young people.

Colouring in competition & deadly prizes to be won!

Tuesday 30 May
Weaving experience under the Mossman raintrees  | George Davis Park, 10:30am – 1:30pm

Please join us under the Mossman raintrees for a traditional weaving experience hosted by Shanelle Young (Traditional Kuku Yalanji Artist) to celebrate Indigenous art and weaving using traditional methods, skills and materials.

BBQ lunch & refreshments included thanks to Mossman Elders Justice Women’s Group.

Wednesday 31 May
Weaving Workshop for kids |  Mossman Library, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Please come along to the Mossman Library and celebrate Culture, art, traditions and Aboriginal skills and strengths through this immersive weaving workshop hosted by Shanelle Young (Traditional Kuku Yalanji Artist).

Afternoon tea & refreshments provided.

Thursday 1 June
Mossman Gorge Cultural Reconciliation Markets | Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre, 9am – 1:00pm

Featuring local independent Indigenous Artists and Creators.

Thursday 1 June
Children’s Storytime 
Mossman Library, 10am – 11am

Please join us for a special event to celebrate Indigenous culture through traditional Kuku Yalanji storytelling with Shanelle Young.

Lunch and refreshments provided.

Friday 2 June
Opening of the Mossman High School Reconciliation Garden | Mossman State High School, 9am – 10am

Please join us for a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony followed by the opening of the new Mossman State High School Reconciliation Garden. The new area provides a shared space for young people and Elders to come together to grow, plant, create and maintain a traditional garden.

Friday 2 June
“Mabo” Movie| Mossman Library, 12pm – 4:45pm

Please come along and join us for lunch and a movie to celebrate Mabo Day, and the life achievements of “Eddie Kioki Sambo”.

Lunch & refreshments provided.


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