FFA acknowledges National Reconciliation Week
01 June 2012
With the recent launch of FFA’s Indigenous football strategy “Football Dreaming”, FFA takes great pleasure in supporting National Reconciliation Week with this year’s theme “Let’s talk about recognition”.
FFA staff were keen to get involved with You Me Unity in spreading the important message of encouraging fellow Australians to start the conversation of recognition in the Australian constitution for Indigenous people, Australia’s first peoples.
A number of FFA staff members now feature in the “You Me Unity - Equality & Recognition for ALL Australians!” video now circling Australia.
FFA would like to highlight the work that Maydina Penrith, FFA’s National Indigenous Football Coordinator, has been involved with, recently being appointed to the NSW Ministerial Taskforce for Aboriginal Affairs.
FFA has supported and encouraged Maydina in her capacity as a young social change maker within the NSW Aboriginal community.
“I am grateful that the Game Development department have been supportive in allowing me to give my best at task force events whether that be through attending meetings, consultations or reading up on documents at my desk.
"I believe the positive way forward especially for NSW is through genuine understanding and partnership in being able to create social change for our people.” Ms Penrith said.
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Click here to watch the 'You Me Unity - Equality & Recognition for ALL Australians! video (external link)