Day two of the Danjoo Koorliny Social Impact Summit today, with the Governor joining Emeritus Professor Colleen Hayward in sharing their stories, thoughts and hopes to the sell-out crowd of 400 attendees.
The summit is a key part of the Aboriginal-led, systems-change Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together project that is aimed at co-creating a better future for all in helping Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to walk together towards 2029, a year that marks 200 years since European settlement in WA.
The Governor, who is an Ambassador for Danjoo Koorliny said he was honoured to be welcomed to the summit describing it as a brilliant cultural, political and spiritual experience.
“This was a chance to listen and learn about the aspirations of our Aboriginal population for the state of society in 2029. Whilst that 200 year commemoration will have many attributes to it one of the most important must be truth telling about the past, and we must get that in place as soon as we can.”
Launching ‘A Century of Service’ at Anzac House
A launch that was very close to the Governor’s heart today, unveiling a new book reflecting on 100 years of support provided by the Returned & Services League in WA.
The book by author Chris Holyday – ‘A Century of Service: A History of the Returned & Services League of Western Australia’ – features a foreward written by the Governor.
The book documents the RSLWA’s 100 years of service and support to returned soldiers, sailors, nurses and other service personnel in WA across all wars from 1915 to 2020.