Grants program brings reconciliation celebrations to our region
The Caboolture Sports Football Club, in conjunction with the Brisbane Warrigals, will hold an indigenous round on Saturday 1 June as part of the Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program.
The indigenous round, titled ‘Reconciliation through our Love of Football’, is one of six events to be held across the greater Brisbane area during National Reconciliation Week.
Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Jackie Trad announced this year’s successful grant recipients.
“Grants of up to $2,500 are being awarded to help promote reconciliation at 31 events across the state,” Ms Trad said.
“We are supporting an exciting mix of celebrations showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, traditional performances, storytelling and culture.
“These grants support events that are planned and delivered locally to resonate with the individual heartbeat of each community.
“Through these Reconciliation Week events we are working together to build cultural awareness, accept our shared history, and encourage respectful relationships between all Australians.
“I want to encourage everyone to get on down to their local event and get into the spirit of Reconciliation Week.”
State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said football’s indigenous round would help young people in our region gain a greater understanding of indigenous heritage and culture.
“The Caboolture region has a rich indigenous history,” Mr Ryan said.
“It’s wonderful to see the Brisbane Warrigals using football as a means to bring people together to share in that history, and to ensure indigenous culture is an integral part of the future of our region.”
The following events will be supported in the greater Brisbane area:
1 June 2019, Reconciliation through our Love of Football, Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex, Burpengary (The Brisbane Warrigals)
23 May 2019, National Reconciliation Week Talk: After the Uluru Statement from the Heart – Where to now for Constitutional Reform?, Brisbane City (Caxton Legal Centre Incorporated)
27 May 2019, Honouring our Shared Reconciliation Journey, Kenmore (Churches of Christ in Queensland)
28 May 2019, Strong Women Talking Reconciliation Week Morning Tea, Zillmere (Strong Women Talking – Marigurim Mubi Yangu Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Corporation)
1 June 2019, Mount Gravatt Reconciliation Festival, Mount Gravatt (Mount Gravatt Community Centre Incorporated)
30 May 2019, Reconciliation – Stronger Together, Goodna (Goodna Youth Services)
Queenslanders can keep up-to-date with reconciliation events in their local area at www.datsip.qld.gov.au/recgrants
National Reconciliation Week is a national campaign held each year from 27 May to 3 June, and commemorates two significant milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey—the successful 1967 referendum and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision.
This year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week – Grounded in truth. Walk together with courage – encourages Australians to join the movement towards a unified future by building positive relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples based on truth, understanding and respect for each other.