Presentation by Helen Tchong to the Canberra MILK breakfast on 11 August 2018
Helen began by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which the breakfast was being held, the Ngunnawal people. Helen paid her respects to their Elders, past, present and future, and the Elders from other communities present at the event.
Bondia or good morning everyone. Obrigada to all of you for joining us on this cold Canberra morning for Alola Australia’s 2018 Canberra MILK breakfast, and a special thanks to Mana Ana Guterres from the Timor-Leste Embassy, Canberra Friends of Dili and Cooking Circles for helping to organise today.
I know many of you here today are familiar with Alola but for the benefit of any new friends I’ll just quickly explain the relationship between Alola Australia, which is an Australian organisation, and its sister organisation Fundasaun Alola, which is based in Timor-Leste.