Proud Race is an exciting new initiative which enables schools to record and celebrate the stories of Indigenous Australians on life-size bollards which will be exhibited in venues throughout Australia.
The initial campaign was assisted with sponsorship from Reconciliation Victoria and Reconciliation Australia. The launch of the campaign during Reconciliation Week this year has had an enormous impact and a produced an incredible amount of interest from schools rights across Australia.
The initiative is being developed to build on the “I Feel Proud Today” campaign held in February this year, where over 4,000 students and teachers participated to commemorate the National Apology delivered by former Prime Minister of Australia, Mr Kevin Rudd in February 2008. The Apology was a milestone in the history of relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian where the National Government acknowledged with the word “Sorry” the wrongs that have been inflicted on a proud race of people and a proud culture.
The prime purpose of the Project is to commemorate the National Apology in February 2013, but is expected that it will become an annual celebration.
Yingadi Aboriginal Corporation respectfully acknowledges we are on the sacred lands of Australia's First Peoples. We honour the past and present Aboriginal Liberators who laid the foundation for self determination and rights of Aboriginal Peoples. We honour the ancestors who carved our footprints in the sands of time and we thank them for the gift of our unique culture.
Time for a good news story….we are delighted to share the news that Vicki has been selected as a winner of the 100 Women of Influence in the “Social enterprise/Not for Profit” category. This is a national award program now in its 3rd year, run by Westpac and the Financial Review. The overall winner will be announced in Sydney on October 22nd. RecVic nominated her. It is wonderful recognition of not only Vicki’s tireless and innovative work both within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and with the wider community, but also acknowledges her valuable contribution to national reconciliation building and nationhood. It is exciting and celebratory news. We are delighted and honoured to have her as the Co-Chair of our organisation; a position to which she devotes a great deal of her time and energy and brings much wisdom and meaning.
For more info in today’s paper please see here http://www.theage.com.au/national/100-women-of-influence-awards-showcase-remarkable-array-of-talent-20141001-10ohtn.html?skin=text-only