Tune in to this year’s livestreamed Reconciliation Week event

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Council is encouraging the community to tune into its livestreamed 2022 Reconciliation Week event, Our Country, Our Future, Our Shared Responsibility, on Thursday, 26 May from 10am-12pm.

‘Be Brave. Make Change’ is this year’s National Reconciliation Week theme, throwing down a challenge to all Australians to be brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can make change for the benefit of all Australians.

Council’s Our Country, Our Future, Our Shared Responsibility will feature:

  • Welcome to Country by Aunty Brooke Wandin
  • Smoking Ceremony presented by Darren Wandin and Tony Garvey
  • A chat with ex-AFL premiership coach, Paul Roos
  • Performances by Ash Dargan and Uncle Kutcha Edwards
  • Firestick documentary with Victor Steffenson and Leeton Lee, presented by Darren Wandin
  • Physical movement interval segment by Alana Marsh
  • MC’d by Nikki Madgwick, Chenile Chandler and Nelson Aldridge
  • Yarra Ranges Mayor, Cr Jim Child

Yarra Ranges Mayor, Cr Jim Child, said the event would celebrate the continued culture of First Nations people over more than 60,000 years, as well as a reminder of the history that we all share.

“It’s a responsibility for all of us to better understand what’s occurred in the past and how that is influencing us presently,” said Cr Child.

“We must learn from the history and culture of First Nations people so we can continue to strengthen and celebrate our connection with country.

“We are privileged once again to be able to feature some wonderful and inspiring speakers and performers as part of our 2022 National Reconciliation Week event, and we’re pleased to say community members will be able to watch it live online, or rewatch it later if they can’t make it to the live broadcast.

“I really encourage everyone to tune in to this event and reflect on the learnings that come out of it, so we can all play a part in continuing strengthen our connection to country and community into the future.”

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