Sharing the Load of Reconciliation

Aboriginal co-Chair of Reconciliation Victoria, Shane Charles, discusses the role of local government through to sharing the "cultural load".

Sharing the Load of Reconciliation

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 7 May 2020


In an interview with Connection Matters Radio, newly endorsed Aboriginal co-Chair of Reconciliation Victoria, Mr. Shane Charles, discussed a variety of issues, ranging from the role of local government in reconciliation through to the pressures experienced by the organisation in achieving its goals.

“In terms of the work we do, do we have the capacity as an organisation to be able to deliver?

“We’re in a unique position where we reach from grassroots community right through to the top in higher level government and corporate levels, so there’s this whole opportunity,” he said.

Drawing on his own experiences working across community and government, Shane referred to the “cultural load” that is often carried by Aboriginal people in furthering reconciliation. “I find that in the working space, it’s [often] the Aboriginal people driving reconciliation more so than the non-indigenous staff,” he said.

For the full interview, click on the play button above.

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