As part of the National Reconciliation Week, Greater Shepparton City Council is excited to be offering the opportunity to members of the community to participate in a workshop to better understand Aboriginal culture and its significant rich history in Greater Shepparton.
National Reconciliation Week is from 27 May to 3 June. The National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” is a challenge to all Australians— individuals, families, communities, organisations and government—to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians. National Reconciliation Week is of significance to all Australians: it is the precursor to all Australians living in harmony, cooperation and understanding.
Reflecting on Australia Day is important to the Staff and the Board of the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District, as we advocate for greater intercultural understanding on this day and every other day. We believe First Nations perspectives need to be heard.
The 2021 Dungala Kaiela Oration will be delivered online by the Chair of the Australian Sports Commission, Ms Josephine Sukkar AM, on Wednesday 29 September 2021, at 6:00 PM. The Dungala Kaiela Oration is co-hosted by the Kaiela Institute and the University of Melbourne.
The NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country! – calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction. Country that is more than a place and inherent to our identity. The Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District celebrates NAIDOC Week and supports the Yorta Yorta nation, the works of Rumbalara Cooperative and the Kaiela Institute in the Goulburn Valley.
The proposals for an Indigenous Voice would provide a way for Indigenous Australians to provide advice and input on matters that are important to improve their lives.
It could be made up of two parts – Local and Regional Voices and a National Voice.
Indigenous voice consultations will be held in Shepparton at 12:00 and 5pm on Wednesday 7 April at the Department of Rural Health, Graham Street, Shepparton.
The Shepparton Apology Breakfast will move online this year for the first time in its history, to protect Elders from ongoing COVID-19 concerns. the Apology Breakfast will be broadcast online on Friday 12th of February, 2021, at the corrected time of 10:00am on the Council’s Facebook Page.
Shepparton’s first Survival Day Dawn Ceremony was heled on 26 January 2021, in Kaieltheban Park in Mooroopna. It was attended by about 30 people. Other survival day vigils and dawn ceremonies were held across the nation, encouraging reflections and conversations about how we mark January 20 each year. The Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District supports Reconciliation, Treaty, the Makarrata – the Statement from the Heart and all efforts to understand and integrate with the all indigenous peoples of the Goulburn Valley.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart outlines a way forward for recognising First Nations in Australia’s Constitution. SBS Radio – in consultation with the Uluru Dialogue – is sharing the Uluru Statement from the Heart with multicultural communities by translating it into more than 60 languages, available now as a podcast and in written form.