In the lead up to Reconciliation Week, Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) CEO Michael Mundine and General Manager Lani Tuitavake took Karine Shellshear on a tour of the student housing, named in honour of her late husband, which has underwritten the financing of the Pemulwuy Project.
Western Australian of the Year, Dr Helen Milroy, has written and illustrated The Emu Who Ran Through the Sky, released in April, an exciting story for 5-10 year-olds about working together and finding the courage to be different.
Keith Gordon Douglass, a proud Gamilaroi man, a member of the Stolen Generation and a Forgotten Australian, has invited the SSH to join him for a memorial – the unveiling of a headstone to honour his father, Gordon Laurence Douglass, buried 70 years in an unmarked grave.
This year’s biennial and fifth Yellamundie Festival, a unique platform for the identification, development and presentation of First Peoples stories, opened up submissions to composers and choreographers.
Leading First Nations artists, Tony Albert, Blak Douglas, Thea Perkins and Nicole Monks worked with Bourke St Public School (BSPS), parents, and Elder Uncle Jimmy Smith, to create new Aboriginal school house names and symbols unveiled during NAIDOC week in November.
The Copyright Council’s Reading Australia project has launched a National Reconciliation Week (NRW) colouring competition to encourage children to be active participants in reconciliation. Dub Leffler, author and illustrator of Once There Was a Boy has created a colouring sheet for the competition, which closes on July 22.
REDFERN: Extended hours for the construction industry announced on April 2 by Rob Stokes, the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, will assist existing precautions for extra handwashing and physical distancing already taking place on The Pemulwuy Project site to protect workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) is currently testing for Covid-19 and a triage has been set up with social-distance seating in place. A nurse is on duty to take people’s temperatures and perform other essential duties prior to the patient being referred to a doctor within the clinic.
At Carriageworks on February 13, the 12th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations, the survivors of Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) launched a modified bus to take their stories on the road.
As we move into the second month of 2020 we would like to acknowledge the work carried out over the holiday season on the Pemulwuy site. Formwork construction continued throughout December and January, which resulted in more levels going up on Precinct 1 and 3.
At the core of the Uluru Statement from the Heart there are three key elements: a call for a First Nations voice to be enshrined in the Australian Constitution; a Makarrata Commission to supervise agreement making, or treaties; and, for the Makarrata Commission to oversee a process of truth-telling for the nation. Or put simply in three words: Voice, Treaty, Truth.
Construction commenced on the Aboriginal Housing Company’s (AHC) Pemulwuy Project in March. The AHC team was excited to see two large cranes erected on site in July. The workers put the cranes together like a giant meccano set, and carefully manoeuvred the pieces into place.