Reconciliation Ball

 Celebrate Reconciliation Week!

The Shire of East Pilbara is proud to present its annual Reconciliation Ball on Saturday 28th May 2022.

Reconciliation Week commemorates two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey - the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

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.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

For the most up-to-date events program check out our Events Calendar. For more information contact the Events Team on (08) 9175 8000 or email coev@eastpilbara.wa.gov.au  

May 28, 2022

If you would like more about the Reconciliation Ball or you would like to get involved please contact Community Wellbeing via email at cdo@eastpilbara.wa.gov.au or call 9175 8000.


Reconciliation Spotlight

This year we are reaching out to the community to hear from YOU those individuals who have demonstrated reconciliation within our community.  

Do you know a community member or organisation who has demonstrated reconciliation and deserves to be acknowledged? If so, fill out the form below.

The Shire would like to use the Reconciliation Ball as a platform to spotlight the incredible people, organisations and work that goes towards Reconciliation that should be recognised in our community.  

If you have any individuals or organisations whose work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and clients deserves to be recognised, please share using this link and we will be sure to acknowledge those community members or organisations  throughout our celebrations!

Five Dimensions of Reconciliation

Race Relations

All Australians understand and value Aboriginal and  Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous cultures,  rights and experiences, which results in stronger relationships based on trust and respect and that are  free of racism.

Goal: Positive two-way relationships built on trust and  respect exist between Aboriginal and Torres Strait  Islander and non-Indigenous Australians throughout society.

Action: Overcome racism

Equality and Equity

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples participate equally in a range of life opportunities and the unique rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are recognised and upheld.

Goal: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians participate equally and equitably in all areas of life – i.e.  we have closed the gaps in life outcomes – and the distinctive individual and collective rights and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are  universally recognised and respected. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are self-determining.

Action: Renew focus on Closing the Gap

Institutional Integrity

The active support of reconciliation by the nation’s political, business and community structures.

Goal: Our political, business and community institutions actively support all dimensions of reconciliation.

Action: Capitalise on the RAP Program to create a wider range of opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Unity

An Australian society that values and recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and heritage as a proud part of a shared national identity.

Goal: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and rights are a valued and recognised part of a shared national identity and, as a result, there is national unity.

Action: Achieve a process to recognise Australia’s First Peoples in our Constitution.

Historical Acceptance

All Australians understand and accept the wrongs of the past and their impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Australia makes amends for past policies and practices ensures these wrongs are never repeated.

Goal: There is widespread acceptance of our nation’s history and agreement that the wrongs of the past will never be repeated— there is truth, justice, healing and historical acceptance.

Action: Acknowledge our past through education and understanding.

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Reconciliation Ball 2021

 


About Reconciliation Ball

Hosted by the Shire of East Pilbara, the Reconciliation Ball is held to provide all members of the East Pilbara community and beyond with an opportunity to participate in Reconciliation Week and to recognise, reflect and commemorate the significance of Australia’s reconciliation journey.

Reconciliation Week is held every year between 27 May and the 3 June to acknowledge two significant anniversaries the 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision.

Proudly supported by BHP and a variety of service providers, community groups and community members within the region, the Ball provides 300 guests from all over the region an opportunity to enjoy music and entertainment from both local and afar.

The Reconciliation Awards, presented at the Ball, are presented in recognition of those members of the community who have significantly contributed to Reconciliation within the Shire of East Pilbara and beyond.