A reconciliation opportunity lost

Clare Baldwin, Sale

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

TO the Gunaikurnai people who feel hurt by the McMillan monuments – I am sorry.

To the Wellington Shire councillors who voted to keep the monuments, I would expect at the very least you are currently penning an open letter to the members of the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation and the Gunaikurnai community more broadly to publicly own your decision to continue to hurt them.

So much for this year’s optimistic and compassionate Reconciliation Week theme, ‘We are all in this together’.

Your actions indicate you are clearly against reconciliation.

To those councillors who voted to keep the monuments – you do not represent me.