Premier David Bartlett kindly hosted a lunch at Parliament House last Wednesday in recognition of Achieving Reconciliation Tasmania (ART). I was delighted to catch up with Aunty (Mrs) Eva Richardson who is Co-Chair with Ms Yabbo Thompson. We reminisced about Aunty Ida West and her commitment to reconciliation between non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal people. ART is struggling and I believe that some of the Federal Government’s stimulus package should have been used to strengthen community groups.
National Reconciliation Week, 27 May – 3 June, features cultural activities. The aim is to build and promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians for the wellbeing of the nation. Prayer resources are available.