2021 HART Awards
The VLGA and Reconciliation Victoria are thrilled to announce the finalists of the 2021 HART (Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together) Awards. With 19 finalists over three categories: Local Government, Schools & Early Years, and Community, the HART Awards recognise outstanding reconciliation initiatives undertaken in Local Government and in the Community. The nominations this year, and during a lock down year, are nothing short of brilliant, all furthering meaningful reconciliation. Nominees are to be commended for their achievements. The finalists are:
Local Government Category
City of Ballarat
Banyule City Council
Brimbank City Council
Glen Eira City Council
Hepburn Shire Council
Mildura Rural City Council
Schools or Early Years Category
Carlton North Primary School
Reconciliation Action Plan
Healesville Primary School
Culture for Life
Melbourne Grammar Grimwade House
Advocacy at MGGH
Yuille Park P-8 Community College
Nyatne Mok Boriyn (Thankful and Proud)
Moolap Primary School
Moolap Cultural Immersion Project
Girraway Ganyi Consultancy Pty Ltd
Girraway Ganyi Consultancy YouTube Channel
Lake Bolac Eel Festival
Stories from the Eel Festival - Kuyang Lapakira (Plenty Eels)
Shepparton Region Reconciliation Group
Line of Remembrance Vigil (Blak Lives Matter)
The Torch's CONFINED exhibition
The Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Committee
Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service
Our Song Lines
Our Survival Day
Wanyara Pty Ltd
The HART Awards are a partnership between the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) and Reconciliation Victoria supported by Bank Australia and Local Government Victoria (LGV). The awards recognise local governments and community organisations that are Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples working together to build relationships, respect and understanding and demonstrate a committment to Aboriginal self-determination.
The Minister for Local Government the Hon Shaun Leane will announce the winners at the Awards ceremony on Friday 4 June at the end of National Reconciliation Week.
These Awards recognise Victorian initiatives that contribute to local reconciliation outcomes. Finalists include initiatives that demonstrate Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people working together, and initiatives that have contributed to building relationships, respect and understanding.
Winners will each receive a prize. The community group winner and the schools and early years winner will also be awarded $1000 to support their reconciliation initiatives.
The short-listed and winning initiatives will be profiled in a booklet and promoted on the websites of Reconciliation Victoria and the VLGA, to provide inspiration for other organisations and communities.
Liddy Clark 0403 542 411
Sofia Rios Reconciliation Victoria
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