#InThisTogether: Reconciliation Week 2020
Inspired by the 2020 theme #InThisTogether, here are a range of free resources to help celebrate and reflect on Reconciliation Week from the comfort of your home.
The theme for Reconciliation Week 2020 is #InThisTogether and encourages all Australians to think about the part they play on our journey toward reconciliation. Even though we are disconnected for Reconciliation Week in 2020, the chosen theme invites Australians to reflect together and get involved in the week-long celebrations now and into the future.
With this theme in mind, there are plenty of free and easy-to-access resources available to pay respect and celebrate the shared histories and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. And while we may not be able to gather for the usual joyful Reconciliation Week gatherings and events, it's what's in our hearts and minds that truly matters.
Given these circumstances, we thought we'd share just a small handful of films, documentaries, playlists and podcasts, which celebrate Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander creatives.
Over seven, hour-long episodes, First Australians chronicles the birth of contemporary Australia as told from the perspective of its first people. Watch First Australians free on SBS on Demand.
Wrong Kind of Black
Based on the extraordinary life experiences of author/DJ/model/poet Boori Monty Pryor, Wrong Kind of Black is a hilarious and heartbreaking true story of a man standing up for his identity against a tide of racism. Watch Wrong Kind of Black free on ABC iView.
A Real History of Aboriginal Australians
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In this powerful TED Talk, Indigenous writer and anthologist Bruce Pascoe dispels the myth that Aboriginal people were hunter-gatherers and demonstrates a radically different view of Australian history which has the potential to completely restructure the way Australians relate to the land. Watch Bruce Pascoe's TED Talk free on YouTube.
Marnie is a tranquil and visceral art experience following the creation of a large and intricate dot painting, played out over several hours in front of the camera by celebrated Pilbera artist, Allery Sandy. Watch Marni free on SBS on Demand.
Set in Northern Territory in the 1020s, Sweet Country is a multi-award-winning Australian drama about justice and family set in the harsh Australian desert. Watch Sweet Country free on SBS on Demand.
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Hosted by Kamilaroi man Dean Foley, Indigipreneur showcases the achievements of Indigenous Australian entrepreneurs. The podcast features a range of guests from across the country in different fields of employment dissecting the challenges of the journey toward success and providing advice for the next generation. Listen to Indigipreneur anywhere you listen to podcasts or click here for more information.
Deadly Beats - Spotify Playlist
Contemporary Indigenous Australian artists are making major waves in the international music scene at the moment, particularly in the genres of hip hop and r&b. Featuring the latest music by artists from right around the country, the Deadly Beats Spotify Playlist is an excellent exploration of contemporary Australian music.
Triple J Unearthed Indigenous takeover
Every weekday at 5:30pm until Wednesday, June 3, triple J Unearthed digital radio is giving listeners the best new music from unsigned Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Tune in to triple J Unearthed digital radio weekdays from 5:30pm or listen via the free app.
Wild Black Women Podcast
Presented by a range of Indigenous journalists, academics, activities and elders, no topic is off-limits in Wild Black Women, with mutiple episodes uploaded weekly digesting the latest news and current affairs. Listen to Wild Black Women anywhere you listen to podcasts or visit their website for more information.
Awaye! is an ABC podcast presented by Daniel Browning, a Bundjalung and Kullilli man, which is about the diverse and vibrant Aboriginal culture from across Australia. Submerge yourself in a range of topics covering Indigenous arts, news and culture. Listen to Awaye! on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, ABC Listen, or visit the ABC Website for more information.
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