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National Reconciliation Week - 27 May to 3 June 2022

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Aboriginal NRM

As this year’s National Reconciliation Week (NRW) comes to an end, we’d like to celebrate this year’s theme of “Be Brave. Make Change” and continue the journey of reconciliation. 

Last year we sat with the Ballardong Noongar Elders Advisory Group to find out what their aspirations were for our work together, so we may encourage and create a positive, sustainable future for all.   As a result of our discussions, one of the key actions was to hold “Meaningful Discussions” with the group and community - to continue further discussions and open up opportunities for partnerships and action.

Since then, we have commenced drafting a Reconciliation Action Plan as we see this as the next step to ensure continued meaningful discussions with our community.  With the first draft completed, we are keen to move forward and implement our commitment to action and do our bit to Make Change.

You can find out more about our 5 year Aboriginal NRM Action Plan here.  

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Rikki Garlett is a local Ballardong artist who grew up in Northam. Her ambition is to create traditional art, inspired by the stories of her culture shared to her as a child. She sees her art as a way to share knowledge and connect with the community.

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