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Dance, music and bonfire to warm our hearts

It’s time to gather together as a community at our National Reconciliation Week launch event in Mapleton.

Dance, music and bonfire to warm our hearts

Come along for a bonfire, see the welcome dance by Deerum Wandum Dance, witness a Yidiki (digeridoo) demonstration and join art workshops with Libby Harward from Munimba-ja and Kerry Neill from Triballink.

National Reconciliation Week runs from May 27 to June 3 and celebrates achievements in Australia’s journey towards reconciliation, with many events held nationwide.

This year’s theme, Now More Than Ever, serves as a reminder that the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people must continue.

You are invited to a family friendly event to experience food, performances, activities and First Nations speakers on Monday, May 27, from 3.30pm at Triballink Cultural Activity Centre in Mapleton.

This event, and the entire week, provides an opportunity to come together as a community and reflect on the importance of National Reconciliation Week and all that it represents.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Rosanna Natoli said Council placed a high priority on building stronger relationships with First Nations peoples.

“We value their cultures and heritage and their contribution to the social fabric of our community,” Mayor Natoli said.

“We’re encouraging our community to come together to celebrate the start of National Reconciliation Week and the achievements, commitments, and partnerships with the First Nations community.

“Events like these help us to build strong and respectful relationships.

“National Reconciliation Week brings Council and our key stakeholders together to support and celebrate reconciliation efforts.”

For a full list of events happening during National Reconciliation Week, visit Council’s website and search ‘National Reconciliation Week’.

Event details:

National Reconciliation Week Launch Event

Where: TribalLink Cultural Activity Centre, 70 Obi Obi Road Mapleton
Time: 3.30pm – 7.30pm
Date: Monday, May 27
Registration is essential. Visit Council’s website for more information.  

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