Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Understanding Sessions
In recognition of National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June), and as part of the City’s commitment to its Reconciliation Action Plan, the City is inviting community members and service providers to attend the free Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Understanding sessions facilitated by Mr Danny Ford from Kambarang Services. Danny is a Senior Traditional Owner of Whadjuk Country (Perth metro) as well as having connections to the wider Noongar Country.
He is a qualified teacher and social worker and has worked in Government at senior levels for several years in the areas of Child Protection, Housing and Works, Indigenous Affairs and Treasury.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) started as the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation in 1993 (the International Year of the World’s Indigenous People) and was supported by Australia’s major faith communities. In 1996, the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation launched Australia’s first ‘National Reconciliation Week’. In 2000, Reconciliation Australia was established to continue to provide national leadership on reconciliation. In the same year, approximately 300,000 people walked across Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of NRW, showing support for the reconciliation process.
Today NRW is celebrated by communities, businesses and individuals at thousands of events across Australia.
For more information please contact the Community Development team on 9477 7219 or [email protected]