Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has once again thrown his support behind Moree's Reconciliation Week celebrations, with a $5,000 state government grant for the upcoming Reconciliation Awards.
The annual awards night, set to be held on Friday, May 31, is the feature event on the Moree Reconciliation Week calendar and celebrates the achievements of local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, businesses and community organisations which are advancing reconciliation and respectful relationships across the district.
"Every year National Reconciliation Week shines a spotlight on the initiatives and people working to build stronger relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people across the Northern Tablelands," Mr Marshall said in a statement.
"The Moree Reconciliation Week Awards encompass 32 different categories for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, which I think highlights Moree's efforts to bring everyone together as one united community.
"For that reason, I'm proud the government has again approved my request on behalf of the community to support this year's event."
This year's Reconciliation Week theme is 'Grounded in Truth, Walk Together with Courage' which encourages the community to work towards building strong and positive race relations, based on a foundation of truth.
"I congratulate Cathy Duncan and her committee for all the hard work they have put into making this year's program appealing to all, so as many people as possible are exposed to the Reconciliation Week message and understand the need value and respect each other," Mr Marshall said.
"The awards event is in my view Moree's night of nights - there's always such community spirit and positivity in the room."
National Reconciliation Week events in Moree start with an official opening at 10.30am on Monday, May 27 at the Dhiiyaan Centre, with a full calendar of events running through until June 3.