Indigenous Connections

As a community, we are committed to supporting and engaging with our Indigenous brothers and sisters.

RECONCILIATION EVENTS – Each year, we engage in various Reconciliation events including services coordinated by Queensland Churches Together and Churches Together Indigenous People’s Partnership.

RATION SHED – Visits to the Ration Shed Museum at Cherbourg to see and experience what life was like for Indigenous people living under the Aboriginal Protection during the first half of the 20th Century.  This museum also highlights Aboriginal culture and contemporary Cherbourg life and is run by the local people who tell their own stories.  You can find out more here: rationshed.com.au

WALKING ON COUNTRY – Established by Rev. Rich Cassady, Walking on Country is an opportunity to experience stories of the past, current achievements & hopes for the future of Indigenous communities, cultural activities, crafts and traditional food.  You can find out more here: Article on Rich Cassady

AUSTRALIANS TOGETHER – Concilia is a Christian not-for-profit organisation committed to walking alongside both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, finding new ways to build healthy, respectful relationships with one another.  Available online, ‘Sharing Our Story’ explores eras throughout Australia’s recent history, examining how the events of our past continue to affect the lives of Indigenous people in our current generation. ‘Sharing Our Story’ presents the need to establish a fresh approach to building relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.  Visit www.concilia.org.au or Australians Together to find out more.

Walking on Country

ELLIE’S PANTRY – A project which is the initiative of 10 year old Ellie, involves the collection of non-perishable food items for Indigenous people in need.  This project is sponsored by Moreton Rivers Presbytery and you can make donations via the Presbytery Office at 22 Ashgrove Ave, Ashgrove.  More information of what can be donated: Ellie’s Pantry Flyer

 

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