National Reconciliation Week Event

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Our Country, Our Future – Igniting a Shared Responsibility

The live-streamed event has now taken place. To view the recording click on the "View the event" button below.

Recognise National Reconciliation Week 2020 by viewing live-streamed event Our Country, Our Future – Igniting a Shared Responsibility. This is an opportunity to reflect upon our shared culture and pave a road toward reconciliation.

From your own home you can tune in to watch keynote speakers including Stan Grant and Uncle Jack Charles who will be exploring the concept of a shared culture and a shared responsibility for all Australians. Engage with thought-provoking ideas and celebrate Aboriginal culture with a welcome to country, smoking ceremony, cultural dance and music performance.

Aboriginal culture and history is the culture and history of all Australians. Its 60,000 year history cannot be separated out from the story of all Australians; it is part of our national and individual identities, particularly those that seek to be part of the story of this land.

As such, we all need to be custodians of this land that we call home. We need to ignite a shared responsibility, one that captures the principles of Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Being and Doing. Together we can build our resilience so that we can face challenges such as Climate Change and COVID-19. We can all embrace the strength of Country to build a future for a united society that recognises the special place, and culture, of Indigenous peoples as the first Australians, values their participation and provides equal life chances for all.

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Yarra Ranges Council is proud to be working in partnership with Inspiro, Eastern Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium, Oonah, Knox City Council and alalouie to produce this event for our community.

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  • Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM