Reconciliation in the Park 2023.

Reconciliation in the Park is now in its 14th year, after it was created through the friendship and partnership of the late Uncle David Tournier at Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative and the late Ron Milligan from Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group.

Educating all communities about the strengths of First Nations culture, languages and community is the intention of this National Reconciliation Week project.

Come and join and learn from local First Nations people at this free event, which has a market alongside selling local creations from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Reconciliation in the Park is Sunday 28th of May from 10am – 3pm. There’s a traditional smoking ceremony, local dancers, lots of fun for the kids and a free BBQ from 11.30am.

As Wadawurrung woman Nikki McKenzie says: “Your voice will be heard for generations. Be wise with it.”

Photograph supplied of smoking ceremony, 2022.