Cathy McGowan has offered the services of her own large family to work with North East Aboriginal people on “truth-telling” of what occurred in white settlement.
The Indi MP spoke in Parliament on Wednesday to endorse the report on constitutional recognition.
She said giving a fuller understanding of history would lead to a more reconciled nation, and work could start in Indi.
“There are very few traditional owners still living in North East Victoria because of the effect of white settlement,” Ms McGowan said.
“There is an enormous amount of work that needs to be done.”
She also referenced the fact that former Indi MP Sophie Mirabella boycotted the apology to the stolen generations in 2008 and said she had vowed to give a voice to their issues when she took on the role.
“It caused enormous suffering in my community that the member was not there,” she said.
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