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Councillor Column - Have your say on reconciliation

Posted on June 25, 2018

The City of Bayswater is taking an important step in building relationships across cultures based on respect and understanding by developing its first formal Reconciliation Action Plan.

Vital to this process is the input and support of the Bayswater community, which is why I encourage you to attend one of the City's upcoming NADIOC Week events.

These events are a chance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians to come together and celebrate Aboriginal culture, build relationships and start a meaningful conversation around reconciliation.

The biggest event on our NAIDOC Week Calendar will be the Kaarla Kaatijin performance by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company at Maylands Rise on Wednesday 11 July. Karrla Kaatigin, which means ‘to understand fire’, is an exciting family- friendly production centred on Noongar language and culture. The performance will be followed by a light morning tea and a 'yarn' about the Reconciliation Action Plan. 

Other events include a Children's Storytime session at Morley Galleria on Wednesday 27 June, Beatball with Nyoongar Wellbeing and Sports at Maylands Rise on Wednesday 4 July, and a Bush Tucker Workshop on Wednesday 11 July at Morley Library. All of these events will provide the community the opportunity to give input on the development of the City's first Reconciliation Action Plan.

Cr Stephanie Gray

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