Closing the Gap
"We know that the possibility for a harmonious future through Reconciliation is just at our fingertips if we are willing to lean forward and reach for it.
Reconciliation to us is about putting ourselves into the shoes of the people who were affected by any form of injustice and discrimination be it religion, racial or belief.
It is about feeling the pain they have endured and still exists now.
It is about achieving a sense of healing together in unison and finding ways to move forward simultaneously.
Reconciliation is a universal ideal. It is not a search for perfection but a quest for harmony and agreement.
Reconciliation begins with a shift in individual thought and progressively extends to the wider community as a collective group. It is a shift in the current paradigm and to have the foresight and courage to be open to change.
Reconciliation is about forgiveness and acceptance.
It is about understanding each others culture and accommodating them in order to live and co-exist harmoniously.
To us, Reconciliation represents the epitome of long lasting friendships and recognition of each others cultural diversity. Though the scars may always remain evident of a time gone by full of hurt, misjudgement and mistakes, may it also remind us of reconciling and unifying as one and making the changes we can today.
It is about looking towards the future of all the changes we can make as one person, one people and one country.
If we keep doing the same things today, we can only expect the same results tomorrow. We need to put in place positive changes now as a collective group and rely on the strength of the Peoples Power."
- Fatima and Matthew Everitt
See the List of significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dates 2013.
2012 Reconciliation Week for Dreamtime Art:
- Attendees of 'Taste of Reconciliation Dinner' - Docklands, Melbourne
- We are proud to announce that Dreamtime Art had the privilege and pleasure to speak at a PwC Reconciliation Lunch.
- Commencement of Dreamtime Art 'Closing the Gap' Strategy.
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