A future for reconciliation
THE Town of Victoria Park’s Reconciliation Week runs until this Friday with the theme Our History, Our Story, Our Future.
The Town has partnered with the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA) to hang banners throughout the community.
The Town’s Aboriginal Engagement Strategy (AES) Group founding members Kelsi Forrest and Dylan Collard have welcomed the banners and are planning to change the social divide that still exists between Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people.
Mr Collard, a Wajuk Baladong Nyungar man, and Ms Forrest, a Wadjuk Baladong Mineng Nyungar woman, are both studying politics and indigenous studies at UWA.
With the AES Group, the pair have been working closely with the Town to break down social divides and bring the positive stories of Aboriginal people in the community to light.