Are young people more or less reconciled?

A youth survey launched today during National Reconciliation Week will ask whether young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians have a better relationship than their older counterparts.

Yarn About Youth is a national survey of young people’s attitudes towards reconciliation by Reconciliation Australia and the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition.

“Young people are major players in reconciliation because over one third of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are aged 15 and under. If young people can build better relationships we will be making major strides towards reconciliation, nationally.” Australian Youth Affairs Coalition Executive Director, Andrew Cummings said.

The 10-minute online survey is part of a joint initiative between Reconciliation Australia and AYAC, who are committed to measuring and reporting on progress on the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians and allowing young people to share their views.

A record number of events have been registered for National Reconciliation Week 2012, with more than 500 listed on the website www.reconciliation.org.au/nrw

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