"To foster positive race relations, our relationship must be grounded in a foundation of truth."
With National Reconciliation Week around the corner, Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service will be holding a special event, which also commemorates National Sorry Day, on Friday May 24.
Event organiser Stephen Collins encourages the whole community to come along and take part.
"It is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia," Mr Collins said.
This commemoration of these two significant annual dates are seen by this organisation as important in the lives of both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.
Not only is it creating awareness over past tragedy's it is critical in the nations steps towards reconciliation and acceptance.
National Sorry Day is held on May 26 each year to acknowledge and recognise members of the Stolen Generations.
Most Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people we know have been affected either directly or indirectly by this terrible part of our history since European colonisation.
During the 20th century, Australian government policies resulted in "Stolen Generations" with Aboriginal children separated, often forcibly from their families, their communities and their country in the interest if assimilating them into white Australia.
After the tabling of the Bringing Them Home Report in Federal Parliament on 26 May 1997 the government decided to, each year mark the day in honor of those removed.
National Reconciliation Week is held annually from May 27 to June 3. At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The commemoration will be held at Griffith's Memorial Park at 5pm.
The evening will include a free meal as well as entertainment by local artists.
Anyone wanting further information can call the Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service on 69620000.
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