Council marks National Reconciliation Week

Central Goldfields Shire Council will recognise National Reconciliation Week and Sorry Day ‘virtually’ this year with a social media campaign.

Sorry Day, held on 26 May each year, is an annual day of remembrance to acknowledge the pain and injustice experienced by members of the stolen generation. National Reconciliation Week starts on Wednesday 27 May until Wednesday 3 June.

Central Goldfields Shire Council Chief Administrator Noel Harvey said that whilst we can’t hold a physical event this year due to COVID-19 government restrictions we can still acknowledge this significant occasion personally and also via social media.

“Every one of us has a role to play in reconciliation and this week is an opportunity for us all to play our part as a way of building relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures and futures.

“The theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week is ‘In this together’ – a subject that is certainly timely given the current pandemic.”

Community members will see a series of National Reconciliation Week posts on Council’s social media channels starting with a video of Chief Administrator Noel Harvey sharing our Acknowledgement of Country at 12noon on Wednesday 27 May – the same time as people and organisations across the country.

Details of other events happening across Australia will also be shared – including the Central Victorian Indigenous Film Festival.

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