Our groups voices celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s voices. We started with everything building up from the same colours and symbols as the Aboriginal flag, the sun in the centre reaching out to the red of the land and black of the people. The kookaburra represents voices spreading across the land to everyone. We then made other examples of different ways voices can be represented – through art, music, writing and reading. It all connects with the people around the border listening, sharing and working together for reconciliation by understanding, respecting and appreciating our First Peoples.
Reconciliation means… We make a better future by listening to one another but especially the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who once were not listened to or understood. Now we learn about them and their history, culture and importance. If we share and work together we can make Australia a better place where we are all respected and equal.