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NAIDOC Week – July 7 to 14, 2019

The theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week is ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’ and will be held nationally from July 7 through to July 14.

The three elements of the theme ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’ refer to key reforms articulated in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. These reforms represent the unified position of First Nations Australians.

According to National NAIDOC Co-Chair Pat Thompson, for generations Indigenous Australians have campaigned for their unique place in Australian history and society to be officially recognised. She says “(t)he 2017 Uluru Statement from the Heart built on generations of consultation and discussions among Indigenous people – we need to be the architects of our lives and futures.” Continue reading NAIDOC Week – July 7 to 14, 2019

Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week observed in Marrickville

Some Sorry Day Walk participants in Marrickville Peace Park.

To observe both National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week, the Cooks River Valley Association (CRVA), supported by Gallipoli Centenary Peace Campaign, organised a walk along the Cooks River on Saturday 27 May.

National Sorry Day is a day that pays tribute to the Stolen Generations and their families. This year it commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Bringing Them Home Report which was tabled in Federal Parliament on 26 May 1997. Continue reading Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week observed in Marrickville