Symbolic necessary for genuine reconciliation

“You can have a so-called reconciliation process which includes practical reconciliation where you give a Blackfellow a house, a job, a car but if the symbolic is not addressed then we will never achieve reconciliation in this country.”

Jackie Huggins, Co-chair of Reconciliation Australia – in speech in Sydney as reported on ABC Lateline Tuesday 22 May 07..

Transcript not yet posted but video clip available:

Lateline – 22/05/2007: Aboriginal leader urges Govt to consider reconciliation