Albany sea of hands a show of unity to close National Reconciliation Week

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Baldjamaar Foundation staff celebrate Reconciliation Week in Albany Town Square.
Camera IconBaldjamaar Foundation staff celebrate Reconciliation Week in Albany Town Square. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser

National Reconciliation Week came to an end with a sea of hands in Albany Town Square on Thursday as a reminder that the entire community has a responsibility take action to create meaningful change.

Baldjamaar Foundation was behind the installation of hundreds of hand-drawn Aboriginal and Australian flags displayed in the ground as a show of unity.

Reconciliation Week ran from May 27-June 3, calling on all Australians to take action to build relationships and communities that champion the history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Baldjamaar Foundation chief executive Damien Yarran said this year’s theme of More than a Word carried an important message.

“It’s not just one week of the year, it can be done everyday through understanding, compassion, supporting each other and stamping out racism,” he said.

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“The more positive things we can do in our community the better.

“We hear a lot of people talking about reconciliation but not a lot of meaningful relationship building.”

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