The Journey to Recognition visited Logan yesterday to have a conversation about how to fix Australia’s Constitution.
Over fifty members of the community joined the RECOGNISE team at Logan Gardens for a community afternoon.
Aunty Heather Castledine welcomed everybody to country and opened the celebrations. RECOGNISE Joint-Campaign Director Mark Yettica-Paulson, Uncle Steve Widders and Youth reps had a yarn about fixing the Constitution to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and deal with the racial discrimination in it.
“We need to make sure we fix the Constitution for future generations. We can’t let this opportunity pass,” Mark Yettica-Paulson said.
Bulkairi Dancers from Woodridge High School performed and were followed by the NRL Women’s captain Steph Hancock and the AFL Gold Coast Sun’s Jarrod Harbrow kicking the footy around with the kids.
Aunty Vicky and Uncle Bob from Ridgi dig catering put on a healthy feed for all.
The event closed with a set by Joe Geia. He finished with a new song – an interpretation of the Australian National Anthem in language, with reinterpreted inclusive lyrics.
“It was great to see young kids, elders and the wider community come together to learn more about constitutional recognition – to acknowledge and celebrate the unique, 50,000 year history of the First Australians.
“As we move closer to a vote at a referendum it’s up to all of us to get informed – it’s our vote and it’s our future,” Mr Yettica-Paulson said.
Momentum and support for the RECOGNISE campaign continues to rise, with over 301,000 Australians affirming their support.