Sincere expression of sorrow and apology to the Ngarrindjeri People.
To the Ngarrindjeri people, the Traditional owners of the land and waters within the region, the Alexandrina Council expresses sorrow and sincere regret for the suffering and injustice that you have experienced since colonisation and we share with you our feelings of shame and sorrow at the mistreatment your people have suffered.
We respect your autonomy and uniqueness of your culture. We offer our
support and commitment to your determination to empower your communities
in the struggle for justice, freedom and protection of your Heritage,
Culture and interests within the Council area and acknowledge your right
to determine your future
We look forward to achieving reconciliation with justice.
We ask to walk beside you, and to stand with you to remedy the legacy of 166 years of European occupation of your land and waters and control of your lives.
The work of the Alexandrina Council will be guided by your vision of a future where reconciliation through agreement making may be possible and we may walk together.
The Alexandrina Council acknowledges the Ngarrindjeri People's ongoing connection to the land and waters within its area and further acknowledges the Ngarrindjeri people's continuing culture and interests therein.
Signed for and on behalf of the Alexandrina Council by the Mayor, Mr.
Witnessed for the Ngarrindjeri People by the Rupelle of the Ngarrindjeri
Witnessed for the Ngarrindjeri People by the chair of the Ngarrindjeri
Native Title Committee,
Witnessed for the Ngarrindjeri People by the Chair of the Ngarrindjeri