Focus on Cherbourg past, present and future

On the 26th of January, Reconciliation Queensland hosted a zoom seminar and discussion on the history and future of the Aboriginal Shire of Cherbourg with community leaders and Elders. By guest writer Jeaun Lewis Twitter: @JeaunLewis Cherbourg, which is located on the land of the Wakka Wakka people, was established as Barambah in 1901 alongside an industrial school where Aboriginal … Read More

Jeremy Donovan takes us walking with wisdom

An original poetry reading and rousing performances on the didgeridoo and Native American flute delighted Reconciliation Queensland members and guests when Jeremy Donovan joined us at Mitchelton Library for the RQI Speaker Series. Jeremy ‘Yongurra’ Donovan is an internationally renowned artist and during his talk on Saturday, 16 November 2019, he presented us with a Nescafe coffee tin decorated with one … Read More

Defying boundaries of Brisbane’s colonial past

Song, performance and craft stalls capped off this year’s Defying Boundaries reconciliation walk on August 10th at West End’s Bunyapa Park. Commencing at St James College on Boundary Street, Spring Hill, the annual walk weaves its way to Boundary Street, West End, to commemorate the curfews and boundaries that excluded Aboriginal people from Brisbane’s city limits after dark in the … Read More

Mt Nebo community honours first peoples

A long journey came to fruition when a First Peoples Recognition Site was opened recently at Mt Nebo. Research started in 1992 but was put on hold due to uncertainty as to who were the First Peoples of the area. Native Title was granted to the Jinibara in 2012 and the community then began dialogue with Jinibara Elders. Situated on … Read More

Logan walks in harmony for reconciliation

People of many cultural backgrounds have walked in harmony through Logan in a show of support for reconciliation with Australia’s First Nations peoples. The walk, on June 22nd, culminated with a yarning circle at the Gould Adams Sport Complex and was supported by Reconciliation Australia, the Queensland Government, yourtown Australia, Access Community Services and the Queensland Police Service Logan Community … Read More

The Yalari Story

Reconciliation in its truest form is about bringing healing to the nation and healing to First Nations peoples, so that we may all move forward together, says Yalari founder Waverley Stanley AM. Yalari is educating and empowering Indigenous children Waverley Stanley and his wife, Yalari managing director Llew Mullins, presented to Reconciliation Queensland members and guests on 25 May 2019 … Read More

Australia Day 2019 evokes reflection on reconciliation

Ancient lore merged into modern law when Kabi Kabi Elder Uncle Eugene Bargo and young lawyer turned comedian Leon Filewood took to the speaker’s podium on Australia Day 2019. Uncle Eugene and Leon were guest speakers for what has become one of the most successful events of the year for Reconciliation Queensland Incorporated (RQI). Large turnout for Australia Day 2019 … Read More

Getting festive with yourtown

Registered charity for young people yourtown threw open its doors in December for a Christmas gathering of RAP organisations, local reconciliation organisations and supporters. The ticketed event helped raise valuable funds to support future Reconciliation Queensland Inc. (RQI) community engagement activities. RAPs, or Reconciliation Action Plans as they are otherwise known, are strategic documents that support an organisation’s business plan. … Read More