National Reconciliation Week begins on May 27 and runs through to June 3 each year. National Reconciliation Week is intended to celebrate Indigenous culture and history and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The City is holding its second National Reconciliation Week Walk taking place on Friday, June 2 at 10am. Elders, Aboriginal community members, schools, community groups and businesses will join the walk. Well-known elders Gloria Hill and Bill Webb will speak, Mr Webb will speak about culture and reconciliation. “Reconciliation has always been there and it is up to the individual to work together with the Aboriginal community. I look forward to walking with community members and having a yarn,” Mr Webb said. The walk will be led by Ms Hill and will start at the Merenj Boodja Bush Garden located on the corner of Queen Street and Marine Terrace Busselton, where it will head to the Busselton Foreshore, finishing at the Youth and Community Activities Building. The National Reconciliation Week Walk was recommended by local elders during the development of the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan. “The City continues to work at building respectful relationships with the Aboriginal community. This is across a range of projects and through our schools,” deputy mayor Paul Carter said. “This year the theme for National Reconciliation Week is ‘Be a Voice for Generations’, encouraging Australians to keep up the momentum for change.” “We hope the walk will signify the momentum towards a reconciled country for all. The walk is also a great way to share histories and cultures.” The Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation launched Australia’s first National Reconciliation Week in 1996, in 2001 Reconciliation Australia was established to continue to provide national leadership on reconciliation. In the same year, about 300,000 people walked across Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of National Reconciliation Week and subsequently, across bridges in cities and towns to show their support for reconciliation. Today National Reconciliation Week is celebrated by so many schools, communities, workplaces, early learning services and individuals all around Australia. Following the walk in Busselton next week on June 2 a light lunch will be kindly provided by local Aboriginal business, Pindari and the City of Busselton. For catering purposes, please register via Eventbrite (Reconciliation Week Walk 2023); email email@example.com or phone 97810335.