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BLACK MARKETS WELCOME FESTIVAL– aboriginal cultural ceremony to welcome newly arrived australians -Sunday April 3

First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation is holding its special welcome ceremony for refugees and newly arrived Australians at its Blak Markets on Sunday 7 May. Individuals and families who are new to Australia are invited to join in a special traditional Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony conducted by Aboriginal elder, Uncle Greg Simms.  According to CEO of First Hand Solutions, Peter Cooley, “Aboriginal people are welcoming friendly people, and also the appropriate people to welcome newly arrived visitors to Australia.”  “The day will also be a chance to share stories on not only the hardships but the achievements we share with people dispossessed from their land and forced to leave their communities,” Peter said. It will also feature a communal...

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