We, at Muslim Women Australia, acknowledge and pay our respects to the Eora Nation people, the traditional custodians of the Land on which we stand, and pay our respects to Elders, past and present and emerging.
National Reconciliation Week is celebrated from May 27th to June 3rd of every year. This week signifies two very commemorative dates – the anniversaries of the 1967 referendum, which allowed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate in the census and have their say in laws that apply to them, and the Mabo decision, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples rights to the land were recognised within Australian Law.
This is a week of Respect and Unity between Non-Indigenous Australians and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander people – The Traditional Owners of the Land. It also places recognition to the respect for traditional owners of the Land, and its people, and valuing Equity and Justice for all Australians.