Moira ac­knowl­edges Sorry Day

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

Moira Shire Coun­cil raised the In­dige­nous Flag at the Yar­ra­wonga Town Hall to com­mem­o­rate Na­tional Sorry Day last Fri­day.

Na­tional Sorry Day is an an­nual event that has been held in Aus­tralia on May 26 since 1998 to re­mem­ber and com­mem­o­rate the mis­treat­ment of the coun­try’s In­dige­nous pop­u­la­tion.

On May 26, 1997, the Bring­ing Them Home re­port was tabled in Par­lia­ment with the date May 26 now car­ry­ing great sig­nif­i­cance for the Stolen Gen­er­a­tions, as well as for Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der com­mu­ni­ties, and its sup­port­ers among non-in­dige­nous Aus­tralians.

A mem­ber of the Yar­ra­wonga Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­nity, Sarah Hill, cre­ated the Many Mobs Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­nity Group af­ter see­ing there was a lack of in­dige­nous cul­tural aware­ness in the area.

With the help of Yar­ra­wonga Health (YH) and Yar­ra­wonga Neigh­bour­hood House (YNH) Sarah now holds meet­ings at both those or­gan­i­sa­tions where ev­ery­one is wel­come, in­dige­nous and non-in­dige­nous, to “yarn, catch up and en­joy shar­ing culture”.

“Ev­ery­one is wel­come, you don’t have to bring any­thing, just your­self,” Sarah said.

For more in­for­ma­tion please phone Sarah Hill on 0487 612 976.

Mem­bers of the Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­nity, Gwen, Iris, Bev and Sarah, gath­ered un­der the In­dige­nous Flag out­side the Yar­ra­wonga Town Hall on Sorry Day last Fri­day.

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