03 Jul 2018
3 JUL 2018
I’m passionate about working towards reconciliation with First Australians and see this as a vital part of an inclusive society that celebrates diversity and honours Indigenous culture. I joined the RAP committee as a small step in the right direction to help make this happen.
Unfortunately, not much. I went to school with a specialised Indigenous stream and had an overview of Australia’s history through curriculum, but never engaged directly with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities.
To learn more about how we should be encouraging reconciliation as individuals as well as an organisation, and how to communicate this with others.
Definitely attending our RAP launch breakfast, where we had around 100 of our members coming along to support and learn more about the process of reconciliation how they can get involved from a business perspective.
We’ve embraced the spirit of reconciliation by tapping into Indigenous businesses through Supply Nation for services such as catering. We’ve also attended Indigenous workshops and site tours.
Indigenous Australians have inhabited this land for thousands of years, and so we should look to their methods and practices around caring for community and environment as a way to inform how we operate.