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From 27 May to 3 June each year, we celebrate National Reconciliation Week, which 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.

In this issue:
UniSA events happening this National Reconciliation Week
How you can commit to action as a student
Watch cooking demonstrations at SPICED (City West campus)
Watch Nunga Screen at a cinema near you
Reconciliation in the West
Watch In My Blood It Runs online
Test your knowledge on Aboriginal culture and history
Verse Magazine: Blak Out Edition
* Consistent with common usage now in many organisations, this publication uses the shorter form reference to ‘Aboriginal People’ but is intended, always, to be inclusive of both Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
National Reconciliation Week 2021 banner reading - 'More than a Word. Reconciliation Takes Action'
UniSA events happening this National Reconciliation Week
This year’s theme ‘More than a word. Reconciliation takes action’, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action. We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, histories, cultures, and futures.

UniSA will be celebrating NRW through a variety of events across all campuses and online; everyone can get involved. To keep up-to-date with the activities we are hosting, we encourage you to 'RSVP' to the Facebook event.
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How you can commit to action as a student
In line with this year's theme, we invite you to commit to taking action by participating in the activities we offer. As an individual you can take an impactful step towards reconciliation, by participating in our 'Commitment to Action’ wall on campus (not available at City East), where you can nominate an action of your preference that you will follow through with. Alternatively, you are welcome to participate through our online platform below.
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Watch cooking demonstrations at SPICED (City West campus)
Join us as we watch a cooking demonstration of kangaroo, saltbush, damper and tea by Aunty Daphne. Each of these dishes have cultural and historic significance, and you will even get to taste some! Afterwards enjoy a cultural performance and take in a powerful portrait of Aboriginal youth with a screening of the film In My Blood It Runs.

This event will be live streamed for those unable to make it on campus
Mon 31 May
10.30am – 2.30pm
Student Lounge
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Watch Nunga Screen at a cinema near you
Celebrate First Nations culture, stories and languages by attending one of more than 20 Nunga Screen events being held across metropolitan and regional South Australia. This is a free community program that showcases a number of short independent films designed to bring communities together in reconciliation.
Reconciliation in the West Branding
Reconciliation in the West
Join us for Reconciliation in the West in a joint initiative with Tauondi Aboriginal College, Anglicare SA, Life Without Barriers and Uniting SA. There will be a range of free activities, food and live entertainment which celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and identity.

Please meet us at 10.00am outside the Hoj Plaza at City West campus. We will then take a minibus to Reconciliation in the West and return back to Høj Plaza by 3.00pm.

Join the Your Culture, My Culture group here for cultural events year long!
Thu 27 May
10.00am - 3.00pm
Høj Plaza (City West)
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Watch In My Blood It Runs online
In My Blood it Runs is a documentary being screened online throughout NRW. Meet 10 year-old Dujuan, a child-healer, a good hunter who speaks three languages and who became the youngest person at age 12 to address the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2019 about his hopes for change for Aboriginal Peoples.

This documentary follows Dujan as he travels perilously close to incarceration, while his family fight to give him a strong Arrernte education alongside his western education lest he becomes another statistic. We walk with him as he grapples with these pressures, shares his truths and somewhere in-between finds space to dream, imagine and hope for his future self. Don’t miss this inspiring film about the strength and resilience of First Nations communities.

To unpack this film, be sure to also check out this Q&A and for more resources and ways to take action, please visit inmyblooditruns.com/takeaction

Click below to watch the film at any time during 27 May – 3 June. Please note, there will be only 200 viewings available.

Password: UNISA
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Test your knowledge on Aboriginal culture and history
How well do you know Aboriginal People's culture and their true history? We invite you to participate in this online quiz and contribute towards reconciliation by taking the time to recognise and value Aboriginal Peoples’ culture. We also welcome UniSA students currently based overseas, so you can connect with UniSA through National Reconciliation Week.

Join us via Zoom
Password: 303897
Meeting ID: 869 2780 1770
Wed 2 June
3.00pm - 4.00pm (ACST)
Verse Magazine: Blak Out Edition
Last year, Verse Magazine launched its first ever ‘Blak Out’ edition which was a showcase of Aboriginal student excellence through arts, activities and educational pieces. We encourage you to #ListenBlak through podcasts and music, #ReadBlak books, and #WatchBlak films and documentaries.

“Blak: a term used by some Aboriginal People to reclaim historical, representation, symbolical, stereotypical and romanticised notions of black or Blackness.”

The Blak Out team worked closely with students, staff, and professionals to develop a range of poems, reviews, interviews and articles which represent Aboriginal history and experiences.
Image of river by Steven Pappin
My river will always flow, to bring me home
"For as long as the waters flow,
for as long as the rivers run,
my country will be here for me.

No matter how far I travel,
or how long I am gone,
I can always come home.

One day I will come home,
to my country,
my river..."

Excerpt from ‘My river will always flow, to bring me home’ by Steven Pappin of the Barkindji Peoples.
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