National Reconciliation Week Smoking Ceremony

Join staff, patients and visitors in Peter Mac's Level 1 garden space, for a smoking ceremony to mark National Reconciliation Week.

National Reconciliation Week is recognised as an important cultural event across Australia, that celebrates and builds the respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples and other Australians. This year’s theme is Be Brave, Make Change.

Smoking Ceremonies have great cultural significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait culture as a tool that has the capacity to welcome people, cleanse people or places or ward off bad spirits from the people and land and make a pathway for a bright future.

This Smoking Ceremony, which will be led by Aunty Zeta Thomson, will represents Peter Mac's efforts to build a culture which values, acknowledges and deepens our understanding of, and commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Peter Mac recognises that reconciliation is not only important to First Nations Peoples, but to to all Australians.