Sussex Street Community Law would like to thank everyone, who attended our Reconciliation Week morning tea. It was a genuine pleasure to be able to share a brief morning tea and opportunity to network with likeminded organisations.
On Tuesday 31 May 2022, we enjoyed the company of fellow agencies and the City of Belmont at The Belmont Hub for a morning tea and brief cultural discussion for Reconciliation Week 2022.
It was interesting to hear Tegan Parker, our IDAS disability advocate, speak about her interpretation of some of the indigenous art used on the new Officeworks range of office products.
The different products gave us an interesting and gentle way to discus one element of Aboriginal culture. The use of art to tell stories.
Our aim was to encourage people to hear a little about the possible meaning and interpretations that sit behind Aboriginal art as a conversation starter for Reconciliation Week. At the same time, also giving people something to take away, in the hopes that the thoughts and ideas shared would continue on beyond Reconciliation Week and be a reminder of our First Nations people's rich traditions. We hope that this morning tea encourages people to become even more interested in local Australian indigenous culture and learn more about the many, some 716 individual tribal groups, throughout Australia as recognised here; Map of Indigenous Australia | AIATSIS.
Once again, we would like to thank the following organisations for participating and truly enriching the morning with your presence.
If you would like to explore more Aboriginal Art, please reach out to Japingka Gallery or follow their link below.
Australian Aboriginal Art Symbols & Meanings - Japingka Gallery (japingkaaboriginalart.com)
At Sussex Street Community Law Service, we respectfully acknowledge Traditional Owners of country, the Aboriginal people of the many lands that we work throughout Western Australia and across Australia.
We recognise their continuing connections to land, sea and community.
We pay our respects to elders past and present; and extend our respect to all Aboriginal communities of today.