Walking towards a better future

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Last week's Walk for Reconciliation took participants on a journey through Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park).

Live acoustic music could be heard by walkers along the 1km route, dotted with opportunities for learning, reflection and cultural enrichment.

Following a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at the Giant Boab, the Walk took place in 10 spaced time slots to ensure Covid-19 safety and to manage capacity within the venue.

Staff from Aboriginal Affairs Division attended the first of the day’s sessions, with the event being well and truly oversubscribed due to the participant limits imposed.

AAD Superintendent Tony Colfer said since 28 May 2000 when around 250,000 people walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to show their support for reconciliation, the Walk for Reconciliation has become an important part of National Reconciliation Week (NRW).

“The aim of NRW is to provide an opportunity for all Australians to learn more about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute towards a more equal and respectful future,” he said.