Wear it Yellow during National Reconciliation Week
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Wear it Yellow during National Reconciliation Week

by Freya Lucas

May 22, 2023

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) will start on Friday, and Children’s Ground is seeking support from early childhood education and care (ECEC) services for its Wear It Yellow campaign. 


All the funds from Wear it Yellow go to Children’s Ground’s innovative learning and wellbeing work for First Nations communities in the Northern Territory and Central Australia. Led by First Nations Elders and educators, this educational approach privileges First Nations culture while incorporating the best of Western teaching.


Services wishing to take part simply need to choose one day to dress in yellow the official colour of Children’s Ground. Once services register their event Children’s Ground will send free educational resources to support ECEC professionals to learn more about First Nations culture and history while they fundraise.


The NRW theme for 2023 is ‘be a voice for generations.’ This theme encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in their everyday lives – where we live, work and play. 


Each year NRW urges all Australians to reflect, learn about our shared histories, and strengthen relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and non-Indigenous peoples. The dates also commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.


Visit the Wear it Yellow website to organise a fundraiser in your community. For more ideas about how to acknowledge NRW, please see here

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