Here’s a look back at the 2018 National Reconciliation Week activities in Tamworth.
TAMWORTH came together on a brisk morning to take a step towards stronger relationships with the Indigenous community.
Close to 100 people rolled-up for the second annual “Long Walk”, which has been established an a yearly National Reconciliation Week event for the city.
Local primary and high school students joined with members of the community and elders to march a long Peel Street and the river as a sign of unity. Read more
IT’S just a short walk, but it’s big on meaning.
Tamworth Regional Council has joined with the Local Aboriginal Land Council to once again host “The LOng Walk” in acknowledgement of National Reconciliation Week.
It’s the second year of the walk, but the councils have committed to establish it as an annual event. Read more.
REAKEETA Smallwood has a big dream for the health system.
The Gomeroi woman is leading Tamworth’s contribution to a nationwide-program aimed at creating a more culturally-safe experience for Indigenous patients.
Ms Smallwood, a cardiac nurse, has a passion to increase Aboriginal representation in the health workforce and her goals are certainly big. Read more.
A KAMILAROI elder has called for communities and cultures to walk together as the region acknowledges National Reconciliation Week.
A strong crowd rolled-up to the Coledale community centre on Monday morning in honour of the country-wide week dedicated to fostering better relationships between the wider Australian and Indigenous communities.
Local elder Uncle Neville Sampson said it was a very special day and he wanted to see reconciliation happen in his time. Read more.
SPORT is playing a key role in reconciliation as all Australians are being urged to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories.
Monday marks the beginning of National Reconciliation Week which commemorates the historic 1967 referendum and Mabo land rights decision in 1992, while pushing towards reconciliation across cultures.
The week will be marked locally with a range of events around the community, but the PCYC has drawn attention to efforts towards reconciliation through sport as the state’s traditional Aboriginal countries pull together teams for the Nations of Origin tournament. Read more.
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