FECCA Reconciliation Action Plan

FECCA Reconciliation Action PlanAt the Lord Mayor’s welcome to FECCA 2019 at Hobart Town Hall, FECCA Chairperson Mary Patetsos told the assembled delegates that those who work in the field of multicultural affairs, settlement and advocacy – including FECCA as an organisation – cannot go foward into the future without reconciliation with the First Nations peoples of Australia.

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Make Reconciliation a Part of Life

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At the recent unveiling of a plaque acknowledging that the Greater Shepparton City Council offices were built on an historical burial site belonging to the Yorta Yorta people and their descendants, Elder Uncle Lance James talked about reconciliation. He talked about the importance of reconciliation not just being for a few hours on one day — not for the odd day, here and there, but for it to be part of every day.

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RiverConnect: The Cultural Landscape of the ‘Flat’

RiverConnect: An Aboriginal Oral History, The Cultural Landscape of the 'Flat'RiverConnect: An Aboriginal Oral History, The Cultural Landscape of the ‘Flat’ is an important rendering of the personal stories of the Cummergunga Walk Off, living on the Flat, and the slow, steady integration of the Yorta Yorta peoples into the communities of Mooroopna and Shepparton. A worthy project funded by the Sir Andrew and Lady Fairley Foundation and the City of Greater Shepparton.

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‘Clearly wrong’: Bruce Pascoe on what people get wrong about Australian Indigenous history

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Bruce Pascoe is an Indigenous writer from the Bunurong clan. Recognised as one of Australia’s most influential Indigenous historians, he thinks generations of Australians have been misled into the false belief that Indigenous Australians were a hunter-gatherer society prior to British colonisation.

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