|GORFG members enjoying kangaroo stew|
For Reconciliation Week 2010 the theme was: “Are we there yet?”
Volunteers at the Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group set up a series of events for this year’s Reconciliation Week (30th May, 2010) – the ten year anniversary of Corroboree 2000 and the bridge walks for reconciliation.
|Welcome to country - David Tournier|
An exhibition of local high school students’ artworks, including painting, sculpting, and multimedia, was shown at the Geelong Town Hall foyer during May. The aim was to provide visitors with insight into how younger people view the work of reconciliation.
|The Storyteller Game|
‘The Storyteller’ game was also available to play at the event. It was developed by local Aboriginal man: Glenn Shea. See www.indigenousstoryteller.com
“Reconciliation is the responsibility of all Australian communities, but Geelong has a particular role to play” said One Fire Spokesperson Ron Milligan. “There’s a big Indigenous population in Geelong, but it’s not always visible, and Geelong’s history during the stolen generations is a part of that.
We need to make contact with non-Indigenous people and raise awareness about our history”.
|Cr. Eddie Kontelj with One Fire Members|