Rain fails to dampen spir­its at Sorry Day

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

DE­SPITE the rain, spir­its were not damp­ened at the Na­tional Sorry Day cer­e­mony held in the Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil’s Moss­man of­fice last Fri­day.

Coun­cil in­vited indige­nous and non-indige­nous mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to join to­gether in recog­ni­tion of the Stolen Gen­er­a­tion and the true spirit of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion.

“Na­tional Sorry day is a very im­por­tant day,” Di­vi­sion 10 coun­cil­lor Ju­lia Leu said.

“It’s about recog­nis­ing the hurt and sig­nif­i­cant im­pact the Stolen Gen­er­a­tion had on indige­nous peo­ple.

“In recog­ni­tion of the past, it brings peo­ple to­gether for a pos­i­tive fu­ture”.

Ja­bal­bina CEO Michael Fri­day said he was happy with the turnout.

“Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Week is im­por­tant for the indige­nous and non­indige­nous alike - it helps cre­ate un­der­stand­ing,” he said.

Recog­ni­tion: Fri­day

Keith Pitt, Di­vi­sion 10 coun­cil­lor Ju­lia Leu and Ja­bal­bina CEO Michael

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