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Reconciliation Week Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May to 3 June each year. These dates mark the anniversaries of the 1967 referendum and the Mabo decision, respectively. 2017 marks the 50th and 25th anniversaries of these historic milestones in reconciliation. Reconciliation week aims to celebrate and build just and respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal people. There are several wonderful events that will be taking place to acknowledge the week. Local indigenous artist Nathan Patterson and Wadawurrung elder Corrina Eccles worked with community children and facilitated an arts program to come up with the Geelong Football Clubs 2017 Indigenous Guernsey. The design was inspired by working with the young people and also the local story of Kardeeneeyoo, meaning morning sun in Wadawurrung language. Geelong will wear the guernsey

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to play their Indigenous Round game at Skilled stadium. In its seventh year, Reconciliation in the Park is a partnership between Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op and Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group. This is a free and welcoming event, which is about interactive enjoyment of art, culture, education and music provided by the local Aboriginal community. Come and listen, learn and build relationships as part of acting on reconciliation together in Greater Geelong. Situated across the road from Geelong railway station, beside the new Geelong Library, with access to Geelong Gallery to see the Reconciliation Week schools art project. To learn more about reconciliation week check out:

MAY Reconciliation Week May 27th-June 3rd Reconciliation in the Park (Johnston park) Dreamtime at the G-Long Walk May 25th Close the Gap Game – Geelong F.C May 26th National Sorry Day Australian Aboriginal Surfing Title Bells beach Connecting to Country festival JUNE June 3rd MABO DAY June 25th–29th Indigenous University Games JULY NAIDOC Week 2nd-9th July FLAG RAISING @ WATHAURONG NAIDOC BALL- WATHAURONG NAIDOC MARCH In Melbourne Darnganeet Junior Festival of Tennis (Tennis carnival for Aboriginal Children in Victoria) AUGUST August 4th National Aboriginal Children’s Day August 9th International Day of the World's Indigenous People

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Springboard term 2 2017  

In this issue you can find out what's going on around the house, get some advice on estate planning and returning to work, try a quinoa lent...