Local Reconciliation Group Network Forums

THE VICTORIAN RECONCILIATION NETWORK FORUM 

will be held on Saturday 26th August 2017 11.00-2.30pm at our offices Level 2, 112 Langridge St, Collingwood. 


11.00-11.15am         Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country

11.15-11.30am         Reconciliation Victoria update

11.30am-12.00pm    Grassroots Reconciliation Project survey feedback (for LRG members)

                                  How to get involved in reconciliation (for non members and new guests)

12.00-12.30pm         Local Reconciliation Groups & Networks and Groups capacity building - Strategy                                  discussion and next steps

12.30-1.00pm           ANTaR Victoria, Local Reconciliation Groups & Networks key updates

1.00-1.30pm             LUNCH & networking

1.30-2.30pm             Treaty and Constitutional Reform updates and discussion

Please RSVP here


2017 Reconciliation Forum on Dja Dja Wurrung Country

Visit here for a round up and photos

2016 AGM and Statewide Reconciliation Forum

Visit our webpage for full round up and report

Budj Bim tour and forum

During April over 35 reconciliation supporters from around Victoria gathered on Gunditjmara country at Budj Bim, to learn about the Gunditjmara peoples’ connection to this very special place, and to connect with each other, to share, learn and build a stronger reconciliation movement. 

The group included people from Geelong, Shepparton, Ballarat, Whittlesea, Nillumbik, Port Phillip, Whitehorse, Stonnington, Banyule, Macedon Ranges, Moreland, Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra Ranges.

We were welcomed to Country by Aunty Eileen Alberts and given a fascinating tour by Elder Denis Rose around the various sites that make up Budj Bim and Lake Condah Mission.  These included the sophisticated aquaculture systems, including stone eel traps and channels designed by the Gunditjmara people thousands of years ago.

Denis also provided an overview of the Glenelg Aboriginal Partnership Agreement, an outstanding example of collaboration between local government and Aboriginal communities in Victoria. It was a special weekend and a privilege to spend time on this sacred country of global historical significance.

Our Gunditj Mirring Tour Guide Denis Rose speaks to group at Muldoon Eel Trap near Lake Condah (above) and house site at Tyrandarra Wetlands.

Click to read the LRG Forum notes

Read also Sylvia Edgar's report of the weekend.  (Sylvia is a member of Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation)

Moves are being made to have the area declared a World Heritage site, to be restored and protected for future generations. If you are interested in knowing more about the Gunditjmara people and the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, and the World Heritage nomination, there are excellent resources on the Gunditj Mirring website

Read more about Budj Bim


Inverloch LRG Forum June 2015

LRG Forum, 13 June 2015, Inverloch.

Shearwater Festival Working Group and friends performing Acknowledgement of Country

Emily Chauvel Byrne and Patrice Mahoney


LRG Round Up of Activities for 2013 - 2015

Below is a summary of group activities for 2013 - 2015 from a selection of the LRGs in our network. It shows the strength and diversity of the groups as well as how much can be accomplished with such limited resources!

2015:

Saturday February 21: Father Tuckers, BSL. Download the agenda and minutes.

Saturday June 13: Inverloch. AgendaMinutes.

Saturday October 10 - Joint ANTaR and RecVic AGM and State Wide Reconciliation Symposium, at KGI. See report

 

Previous Minutes

November 8 2014- AGM

September 6, 2014

 

LRG Summary of Activities for 2013 

LRG Summary of National Reconciliation Week 2014

If your group isn't listed and you would like to add your summary, please contact the office