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Reconciliation Action Plan Coordinator for the Anglican Church Southern Queensland

Sandra King OAM

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Sandra King OAM is a proud Quandamooka and Bundjalung woman, the Reconciliation Action Plan Coordinator for the Anglican Church Southern Queensland and business woman. She has a special interest in breaking down the barriers and changing perceptions, as well as informing and inspiring and empowering her community, especially Aboriginal youth.

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A surprising letter discovery

“While starting to think about writing this article, the most wonderful thing happened. I was packing up my paperwork, as I am moving house, and to my surprise, I found a letter from the Secretary of the Queensland NAIDOC Week committee asking me to be a judge for the 1976 Miss NAIDOC competition,” says Quandamooka and Bundjalung Elder Aunty Sandra King OAM, while also telling us about continuing NAIDOC Week events planned for early September

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NAIDOC Week 2021: ‘Heal Country!’

“When I’m on the ferry or barge heading for Tjerrangerri, I can’t help but have tears streaming down my face. She’s a beautiful Country. Following my family’s forcible physical separation from her, I am still reconnecting with her and all the beauty she possesses,” says Sandra King OAM

Torres Strait Islander elder Dr Aunty Rose Elu and RAP Coordinator Aunty Sandra King OAM met at St Martin's House on Tuesday 18 August 2020 to yarn about the 150th anniversary of The Coming of The Light, marking the day that missionaries first came to the Torres Strait
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Traditional Custodians: educators

“I am often asked to yarn with young school students – facilitating yarning is an important role of a First Nations educator…Everything I know is from yarning, listening and learning from my family and Elders,” says Aunty Sandra King OAM

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NAIDOC Week: history, origins and this year’s activities

“The founder of NAIDOC Week, William Cooper, was a devout Christian and he asked Australian churches to start praying for Aboriginal peoples on what was originally known as ‘Aborigines Sunday’. Christians as a whole have played a significant role in the history of First Nations peoples and our future depends on us learning, working and walking together,” says ACSQ RAP Coordinator Sandra King OAM, who also tells us what NAIDOC Week events and activities are being held between Sunday 8 and Sunday 15 November