Respect to indigenous culture, communities and people.
This week is National Reconciliation Week 2020, a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements.
While we can’t be physically together to show respect, we are voicing our respect to country by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land – past, present and emerging. Northern Rivers Community Gateway works on Bundjalung, Arakwal, Githabul, Yaegl, Gumbaynggirr, Dunghutti, Kamilaroi, Anawain and Birbbay Country, supporting the wellbeing and resilience of Aboriginal people through our efforts to address health, financial and social inequities.
Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and, importantly, as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In keeping with the theme for National Reconciliation Week this year, #InThisTogether, we are committed to working towards a better future together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations.
Our reconciliation vision consists of historical truth telling, trusting and reciprocal relationships, and equitable outcomes. We acknowledge past and present injustices and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ distinct cultures, values and inherent rights as the first peoples of Australia. Together, we can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. 🖤💛❤️
Do you know which indigenous Australian country you are on? Use this map to find out.