22 May, 2021
Cairns Reconciliation Week
CAIRNS Regional Council will turn the spotlight on reconciliation action during National Reconciliation Week, next week.
“Reconciliation – we all know what has to be done,” said Mayor Bob Manning.
“We have a strong Reconciliation Action Plan and our commitment to that plan s real.
“I would encourage the entire community to discuss reconciliation and to continuously work towards its achievement.”
On Wednesday May 26, Council’s Ordinary Meeting will include a Welcome to Country by Traditional Owners – both Gimuy Wallubara Yidinji (Hendrick Fourmile) and Yirriganydji/Djabugay (Gavin Singleton), as well as a keynote address by Luke Wenitong from the Queensland Human Rights Commission on “Reconciliation from a human rights perspective”.
On Thursday May 27, Reconciliation Queensland will host a Reconciliation Week Community Breakfast at Pullman International Hotel where Mayor Bob Manning will address the breakfast.
From Friday May 28 to Wednesday June 3, council employees will be invited to attend four internal National Reconciliation Week breakfasts.
These events will provide an opportunity for Council staff to discuss with senior management, Community Development, the First Peoples Advisory Committee (FPAC) and the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group on the history, importance and relevance of reconciliation as it relates to Council, staff and the wider community.