GIBBERGUNYAH Aboriginal Association (GAA) has received a grant from YouMeUnity to raise awareness and stimulate community debate about Constitu-tional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution.
GAA’s Aunty Sandra Brooks said the opportunity to work closely with the community in the Shire through the planned activities with the Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group would be a ‘Deadly’ start to a long and successful journey together.
“For the GAA, commencing and engaging in the dialogue is welcomed as a valuable community building outcome and all feedback is appreciated,” she said.
In partnership with the Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group, GAA will be conducting a street stall to disseminate information and garner support for the change.
A recent Auspoll found that 61 per cent of people were not even aware that there was a proposal to recognise Aboriginal Australians in the Constitution.
Constitutional recognition of the first peoples will strengthen the relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other Australians.
Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group chairman Kim Leevers said Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians made an extraordinary contribution every day to the nation.
“Recognition gives us all a great opportunity to acknowledge this, to build on and strengthen our relationships and provide a solid foundation from which we can jointly face the challenges of the future together as a reconciled nation,” he said.
“We want better futures for all of our young people.”
“The people of the Southern Highlands have previously demonstrated their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with the launch of the first Sorry Book in Bowral. “
Peter Lee will be coordinating a street stall which will run from November 8. Any people interested in volunteering to be a part of this can contact Peter on 4889 8305.
For more information about constitutional recognition go to www.youmeunity南京夜网.au.
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