I was disappointed when I heard the Northern Areas Council made a council decision and policy to remove Acknowledgement of Country from their formal protocols. My daughter Mel and I and Linking Futures worked with dignity and decorum to bring about reconciliation to the regional over the past several years. We made new friends, developed trust and respect from the local community and our cultural stories educated their children. As I understand it was a discussion without notice to the community or within the council a small majority of Councillors who did not provide proper weighting or value to their motion and votes. I hope the councillors don’t act so rash with other community minded relationships.