Reconciliation SA presented both a written and verbal statement to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. You can read to written Submission below:
In honour of the 80th Anniversary of the “Day of Mourning and Protest”, Reconciliation SA State Manager, Mark Waters has written an opinion piece about continuing the national conversation to acknowledge the truths of our shared history.
Reconciliation SA has committed itself to improving race relations across all of its focus areas. One such program, “Generation of Change”, which empowers students to challenge and prevent racism in the school community and that has been developed and delivered in partnership with ActNow Theatre for the last four years.
Reconciliation SA is committed to taking up the challenge in the last paragraph of the Uluru Statement: “In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard. We leave base camp and start our trek across this vast country. We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.”
Reconciliation SA considers itself the people’s movement for reconciliation on a state level. As such, we rely heavily on the people of South Australia to guide our priorities and directions within this complex space.
The following is the speech delivered by Dr Jackie Huggins AM, Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples at the Still Yes Reconciliation SA breakfast on the 19th May, 2017
Rosemary Wanganeen (Kaurna, Wirrangu, Kokatha) of the Australian Institute for Loss and Grief, delivered a keynote address entitled “Always Warriors” at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial for ANZAC Day.
This poem was written my Harrison McLeod of Brighton Secondary School, and originally performed at their March to Kokoda Concert.