30 May RECONCILIATION WEEK MORNING TEA AT THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT HUB ARMIDALE
Homes North, along with Community Support Hub partners and service providers, gathered this morning for morning tea in celebration of National Reconciliation Week 2023, commemorating the rich cultures, histories, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This week is an opportunity to reflect on the past, embrace the present, and work towards building a stronger community that values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Reconciliation Australia CEO, Karen Mundine says this year’s theme ‘Be A Voice For Generations’ calls on Australians to honour the work of generations past who fought for justice in Australia and to work together today to tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation for the generations to come.
“There has long been a strong thread in Australian history of people striving to build a just society…[and] many examples of non-First Nations Australians who stood with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples during early strikes, protests and notably during the 1967 referendum.”
“Australia has a long record of inspiring ally-ship and solidarity to address centuries of racism and injustice. This National Reconciliation Week, we urge all Australians to follow in this tradition to ‘Be A Voice For Generations’, while also imagining a better country for future generations.”
We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation – let’s choose to create a more just, fair and reconciled Australia for all!