26 January

26 January

Monday, 25 January 2021

We acknowledge that 26 January symbolises the beginning of the mourning still felt by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This mourning may arise from intergenerational trauma along with the loss of sovereign land rights, the loss of family and the loss of the right to practice culture and language.

It is also a day of survival, strength and resilience. Despite colonisation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people survived, and continue to be the world's oldest living culture.

We recognise the historical and ongoing contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to our nation’s identity and see this day as an opportunity to reflect on our past and to continue to build understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their cultures.

Resources for approaching January 26 respectfully

Maggolee

Reconciliation Victoria

 

 

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