In commemoration of the National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 2 June), our team in East Melbourne enjoyed a morning tea together. Special guest visitors included Elder and Gunditjmara woman, Aunty Georgina Lovett Williams as well as our ReGen Senior Aboriginal Cultural Advisor and Yorta Yorta man, Uncle Ron Briggs.
Aunty Georgina and Uncle Ron reflected on the theme of this year’s Reconciliation Week, Don’t Keep History a Mystery, which asks us to seek to understand and learn more about Indigenous culture and history, so we can grow in our knowledge together as a country.
As an organisation, we are committed to taking steps forward. Drawing on the long history of activity in our founding agencies, we are developing our first Reconciliation Action Plan as Uniting. With representatives from our locations across Victoria and Tasmania, our Working Group is mapping out the start of Uniting’s journey of reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We thank Aunty Georgina and Uncle Ron and other First Nations people in this group who are helping us learn and understand, and are transforming these important discussions into future plans and commitments.
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