Who We Are
Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal peoples of this country are divided because the land in which we live was seized from the Aboriginal people without their consent. Since then Aboriginal people have suffered an erosion of their culture, destruction of their traditional way of life, and systematic attempts to eliminate them as separate races.
Reconciliation is the term used to describe efforts to overcome these injustices.
Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group aims to foster and promote reconciliation in the region. “One Fire” reflects our desire to achieve the meeting of people “around the fire” in mutual respect and understanding.
Our objectives are to consult with Aboriginal Elders, leaders and community members to develop policies, recommendations and action plans in pursuit of the following:
• Actively promote reconciliation in the Geelong region;
• Raise public awareness of local Aboriginal history and culture, and issues relating to health, housing, employment, education and cultural heritage preservation;
• Work with community organisations and government on issues contributing to Aboriginal health, well-being and opportunity;
• Work with the local Aboriginal communities to promote and value culture, heritage and places;
• Promote the integration of appropriate representation of Aboriginal history within the various educational bodies of the region. Resources to include locally created website and DVD at: www.djillong.net.au
The group (usually) meets on the 3rd Tuesday evening of each month at 7.30pm.
All meetings will be at Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op, Morgan Street, North Geelong.
Tuesday 20th February: 7.30 - 9.15pm
Tuesday 20th March: 7.30 - 9.15pm
Tuesday 17th April: 7.30 - 9.15pm
Tuesday 15th May: 7.30 - 9.15pm
Tuesday 19th June: 7.30 - 9.15pm
Tuesday 17th July: 7.30 - 9.15pm
Tuesday 21st August: 7.30 - 9.15pm
Tuesday 18th September: 7.30 - 9.15pm
Tuesday 16th October: 7.30 - 9.15pm
Tuesday 20th November (AGM) 7.00 - 9.15pm
'Reconciliation in the Park' will be on Sunday 27th May 2018. See 'What's Happening' page for updates.
One Fire ANNUAL REPORT (it's a good read!): ANNUAL REPORT 2016-17
For further information about reconciliation in Victoria, please see the following two websites -
Reconciliation Victoria - http://reconciliationvic.org.au/
Australians for Native Title & Reconciliation (ANTAR) Victoria - http://www.antarvictoria.org.au/
This website was funded by the City of Greater Geelong