Closing the gap: our journey to reconciliation

Published May 26 2017

Today marks the start of some very important events on the Indigenous calendar.

Friday 26 May is National Sorry Day, a day that remembers the Stolen Generations. Tomorrow marks the start of National Reconciliation Week, 27 May - 3 June, which celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

Merri Health has been working in partnership with the local Indigenous community over many years, with their involvement, advice and guidance crucial to the success of our journey towards respect, equity and recognition.

Moreland local Sue Atkinson-Lopez, Yorta Yorta woman and early childhood professional was among the first community members that joined our Reconciliation group.

"It has to be a respectful partnership. If people listen, they work. There needs to be commitment to restoring the health of the Indigenous community; social justice commitment is essential," said Ms Atkinson-Lopez.

We're very proud to bring you our first Reconciliation video, highlighting our commitment to an ongoing and collaborative partnership to restoring the health and wellbeing of Australia's first peoples.

Would you like to get involved?

If you're interested in joining our group, we would like to hear from you.

Call 9355 9900