Homes North Supports Armidale’s 13th Annual Reconciliation Bridge Walk

It was truly inspiring to witness over 300 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal locals coming together, participating in Armidale’s 13th Annual Reconciliation Bridge Walk yesterday afternoon.

Organised by Armidale ANTaR, to coincide with National Sorry Day and the beginning of National Reconciliation Week, the event commenced with a Smoking Ceremony and the Bridge Walk – a symbolic show of solidarity walking across Armidale’s Marsh Street bridge. We heard from local community member, Leetona Pitt, who spoke passionately about being ‘A Voice For Generations’ and enjoyed performances by Minimbah Primary School Choir, and local Aboriginal dancer and didgeridoo player Bob Blair.

Armidale’s Annual Reconciliation Bridge Walk is the largest annual event in the New England region supporting justice, rights and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Organised by Armidale ANTaR, the event is supported by Armidale Regional Council, Reconciliation NSW and us (Homes North Community Housing).