Council to recognise Reconciliation Week

Published Thursday, 25th May 2017

Fairfield City Council will recognise National Reconciliation Week with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flag raising ceremony.

The ceremony, to be held at 10am on Tuesday 30 May, is part of Council’s commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous Australians.

“Council continues to celebrate the diversity of all people in our City,” said Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone.

“This includes the celebration of Indigenous culture in Australia and ensuring Council is committed to reconciling with the Indigenous community.”

National Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May to 3 June each year and celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. The dates mark the anniversaries of the 1967 referendum (27 May) and the Mabo decision (3 June). This year these historic dates are celebrating their 50th and 25th anniversaries.

“Council pays its respect to Indigenous Australians past and present, including the Cabrogal, an Aboriginal clan of the Darug people whose lands are around Cabramatta Creek, upon which our City stands today,” said Mayor Carbone.

Council’s flag raising ceremony will include a Welcome to Country, an address by Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone, and a didgeridoo performance.

Ceremony details:                         

Tuesday 30 May 2017, 10am–10.30am
Fairfield City Council Administration Building
86 Avoca Rd, Wakeley NSW 2176

ENDS

Media enquiries:   Suzie Sekulic, Communications and Marketing Officer
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