Bayswater to celebrate Reconciliation Week

.L-R: Cr Stephanie Gray (Chair, Aboriginal Advisory Committee), Danni Cameron (Member of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee) and Jan Wheare (Member of the East Metro Perth Reconciliation Group and the Aboriginal Advisory Committee). Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d493002
.L-R: Cr Stephanie Gray (Chair, Aboriginal Advisory Committee), Danni Cameron (Member of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee) and Jan Wheare (Member of the East Metro Perth Reconciliation Group and the Aboriginal Advisory Committee). Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d493002

BAYSWATER’S Aboriginal Advisory Committee is looking forward to walking together with an inclusive community during Reconciliation Week.

Committee members have welcomed the council’s decision to place the Uluru Statement from the Heart in the City of Bayswater civic centre.

Councillor Stephanie Gray, the committee’s chairwoman, said the committee was excited about the artwork of the statement being put in the centre.

“This is a central piece that we can all read and feel and help us understand how we can walk together through the reconciliation process,” she said.

.L-R: Cr Stephanie Gray, Danni Cameron and Jan Wheare. Picture: David Baylis

Committee member Danni Cameron said it was important to raise awareness about the week and look at this year’s theme, ‘Grounded in truth’.

“(The City) is actually wanting the community to get involved and move towards something that we can all be inclusive,” she said.

Mayor Dan Bull said the City was working to create an “inclusive and respectful community” where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures were acknowledged, shared and celebrated.

The City also is holding a special edition of its free Noongar language and culture sessions at Maylands Library on June 1 to celebrate the week, which runs from May 27 to June 3.

The council has given its Reconciliation Action Plan – Reflect to Reconciliation Australia for endorsement.

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