Yarning Circle: History of Reconciliation
Yarning Circle – History of Reconciliation
Reconciliation Queensland is hosting a series of three Yarning Circles that will chart the progress of reconciliation over several decades in Queensland.
You are invited to join us and a panel of eminent speakers on Sunday, 13th February via Zoom for the first of these special events.
WHEN: Sunday, 13th February 2022, from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm
WHERE: ZOOM Webinar Meeting Online
RSVP HERE: https://forms.gle/4t7shW9SXviWhoNZ6
JOIN US ONLINE: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2764425144
Dial-in: 07 3185 3730 | Meeting ID: 276 442 5144
Our guest speakers will include:
Dr Jackie Huggins AM
Jackie Huggins is a Bidjara (Central Queensland) and Birri-Gubba Juru (North Queensland) woman and a Co-Patron of Reconciliation Queensland.
Jackie is an author, historian and academic, currently serving as Co-Chair of the National Apology Foundation, and holds advisory roles with the Disability Royal Commission and the Australian War Memorial.
Formerly, Jackie was Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia and the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation which preceded it (pre-2000). She was also Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, a role which saw her speak at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York, in 2016.
Most recently she was appointed as Co-Chair to Queensland’s Treaty Advancement Committee and, prior to this, as Co-Chair of the Eminent Panel and Treaty Working Group for the Pathway to Treaty.
Marshall Saunders is an Aboriginal man who has, for the past decade, worked as a Cultural Advisor for the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health. Prior to this, he was employed for more than 14 years as an Educator with Queensland Health.
Marshall was an active member of the Reconciliation Queensland management committee in the early 2000s and conducted Reconciliation Learning Circles using a kit provided by the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation.
Terry Tyler served as Reconciliation Queensland non-Indigenous Co-Chair in the early 2000s, alongside Indigenous Co-Chair, the late Aunty Joan Hendricks.
Terry has a background in the Queensland Police Service (QPS), a role that allowed him direct contact with Indigenous cultures for many years at the grass roots level, especially when he was transferred to Charleville in 1969.
While working with the QPS, Terry instigated the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Liaison and Advisory Committees in Brisbane. These committees gave communities the opportunity to voice their concerns and opinions face to face with police officers at all levels, including quarterly meetings with the Commissioner, Deputy and Assistant Commissioners.
With the support and backing of the Liaison Committee, Terry was able to persuade QPS to employ Aboriginal and Islander Police Liaison Officers. These roles were later expanded to include Vietnamese and Muslim Officers.
In 1991, Terry set up the Cultural Advisory Unit as a State Unit and created the Ethnic Police Liaison Committee. He has been a member of the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) for 30 years and served on the Executive Council for 12 years.