Moira acknowledges Sorry Day

June 01, 2017

Members of the Aboriginal community, Gwen, Iris, Bev and Sarah, gathered under the Indigenous Flag outside the Yarrawonga Town Hall on Sorry Day last Friday.

Moira Shire Council raised the Indigenous Flag at the Yarrawonga Town Hall to commemorate National Sorry Day last Friday.

National Sorry Day is an annual event that has been held in Australia on May 26 since 1998 to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of the country’s Indigenous population.

On May 26, 1997, the Bringing Them Home report was tabled in Parliament with the date May 26 now carrying great significance for the Stolen Generations, as well as for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and its supporters among non-indigenous Australians.

A member of the Yarrawonga Aboriginal Community, Sarah Hill, created the Many Mobs Aboriginal Community Group after seeing there was a lack of indigenous cultural awareness in the area.

With the help of Yarrawonga Health (YH) and Yarrawonga Neighbourhood House (YNH) Sarah now holds meetings at both those organisations where everyone is welcome, indigenous and non-indigenous, to “yarn, catch up and enjoy sharing culture”.

 “Everyone is welcome, you don’t have to bring anything, just yourself,” Sarah said.

For more information please phone Sarah Hill on 0487 612 976.

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