A fu­ture for rec­on­cil­i­a­tion

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - EDUCATION -

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.

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