Cultural learning, recognition continues

By Daniel Hughes

Celebrations of indigenous culture have been conducted to mark National Reconciliation Week.

Incorporating the official Sorry Day, Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements.

It is held from May 27 to June 3 each year.

These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the reconciliation walks of 2000, when people came together to walk on bridges and roads across the nation and show their support for a more reconciled Australia.

At Deniliquin North School, students in every class took part in National Sorry Day activities.

Students were involved in reading the picture book, Sorry Day, by Coral Vass and Dub Leffler. 

The story informed students of the history behind National Sorry Day and formed the basis of discussion time, comprehension and art activities.

At Deniliquin’s Edward School activities to remember the Stolen Generations, their families and their communities as part of National Sorry Day included arts and crafts and hearing stories from Aboriginal elders from across the country.

Edward Public School teacher Kristy Snell and the Year 4, 5 and 6 students with their Reconciliation Week craft.