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National Reconciliation Week

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Thursday, 28 May 2020

Warrnambool's Wata Waetnanda group (which our Aboriginal liaison health officer Emily Falla is a part of), isn't letting COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions curb National Reconciliation Week celebrations.

Seeing as we can’t meet in groups Wata Waetnanda’s delivering some wonderfully informative, entertaining and educational activities straight into our lounge rooms.

Virtual Video screenings include ‘Putuparri & the Rainmaker’ that we told you about a week ago. There’s also some short language videos where Uncle Locky and his daughter Mel teach Peek Whurrong greetings (like the ones we’re using at the start and end of this message).

The short language videos can be viewed on Wata Waetnanda’s facebook page. Viewing ‘Putuparri & the Rainmaker’ is via a link those who registered have been emailed. This film runs for 1hr/38min so settle in for an emotional, educational and amazing look at the importance of connection to country and culture. (More info about the film: Please be aware this film’s rated M, contains some coarse language, and may not be suitable for children under 15. Your link allows you to view the film until June 6. If you have any issue with the link, email Emily at )

We hope everyone enjoys National Reconciliation Week. It’s a time to celebrate Indigenous culture and the work we’re all doing together to move forward with reconciliation in our communities. It’s a time to acknowledge the past and commit to working together for a better future.

Wurruk (good bye).

Page last updated: 15 December 2020

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