The latest National News message, entitled "Journeying towards reconciliation" comes with a colourful picture of an aborigine standing in a garden of yellow shapes, bordered at the front, by dozens of open black hands He is playing a didgeridoo.
The text of the message reminds us of the historical events leading to improvement of relationships between the First people and the non-indigenous people such as the establishment of native title.,Sorry Day, the closing of the gap framework.and progress on
Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
The Society’s National Council CEO, Dr John Falzon says “While constitutional recognition will not erase these many forms of injustice, it is a matter of deep sadness and shame for us as a nation, that we have not yet taken this important step in our national journey of recognising the historical truth and honouring the First People
The message also tells us that besides improving services reconciliation is also about showing respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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