Robinson Reserve takes out Moreland Council’s Lisa Bellear Award for contribution to reconciliation activities

December 17, 2015

Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House has demonstrated a commitment to building an understanding of reconciliation, both locally and nationally.

The neighbourhood house has created a welcoming space where Indigenous and non-Indigenous people can work together. Regular events are held, such as Aboriginal artist performances, craft sessions and special screenings happened during NAIDOC Week in July 2014 and Reconciliation Week in May 2015.

The contribution of the house goes beyond the projects and volunteer work. The Recognise mural on the outer wall of the house has been the focus of many of the house’s events. The house also has an online presence with information about the local relevance of the Recognise Campaign and writes about reconciliation issues and events on its Facebook page.

These positive public messages and images create leadership in local conversations and celebration of Aboriginal culture. Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House staff have created a space where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people are welcome to engage with issues and work together to learn about the community and celebrate Aboriginal culture.

Winners of the 2015 Moreland Awards were announced at a ceremony on Thursday 1 October 2015 at Brunswick Town Hall.

City of Moreland now hold their Citizen Award for contribution to Reconciliation Activities in October rather than on 26 January, as a result of consultations with the Council’s Reconciliation Advisory Committee and in recognition that the date is recognised by many in the community as “Invasion Day”.

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