A cultural training and awareness video we recently produced for the East Gippsland Shire Council has received a Highly Commended award in the Local Government category at the 2018 HART Awards, held in Melbourne recently.

The HART Awards recognise local governments and community organisations that are advancing reconciliation in Victoria.

Organised by Reconciliation Victoria, HART stands for ‘Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together’.

The 15-minute film, ‘Our Commitment to Reconciliation’, will be shown at staff inductions and other events.

Mayor Cr Joe Rettino said the film follows on from the cultural awareness training held for all Councillors and council staff a couple of years ago.

“As part of our Reconciliation Action Plan, council is committed to providing cultural awareness training for all staff and councillors.

“East Gippsland Shire covers nearly ten per cent of the state, which presents challenges in organising face-to-face training.

“Developing this film gives council the flexibility to deliver the training online,” Cr Rettino said.

The film will help educate staff and the wider community on the history and culture of local Aboriginal people and their communities.

GO2creative are proud of our involvement in this production and would like to thank Aunty Doctor Doris Paton, Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place coordinator Rob Hudson, Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation’s Grattan Mullett Snr and the East Gippsland Shire Council.

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