Commitment to Reconciliation
Acknowledgement of Country
Lady Gowrie Tasmania acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Australia and pays our respect to the longest living cultures and Elders both past and present. We acknowledge and celebrate the resilience and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures today and acknowledge and respect their deep connection and relationship with Country and Community and commit to working together for a united Australia that values the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and provides justice and equity for all.’
(Just wondering if we should incorporate the AofC on the Home Page somewhere???)
Reconciliation Vision Statement
Lady Gowrie Tasmania’s vision is for a reconciled and united Australia through;
- a genuine commitment for reconciliation to come to life in our services and programs
- fostering equality and equity
- culturally inclusive programs and curriculum
- development of deep knowledge and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and histories.
Lady Gowrie Tasmania acknowledges the history of Australia and specifically Tasmania (our state) and its impact upon past, present and future generations. By listening and learning, and sharing our stories, we will deepen our understanding and celebrate Tasmanian Aboriginal cultures and engage in authentic community consultation to develop genuine partnerships.
Lady Gowrie Tasmania will actively work to deepen the organisation’s cultural awareness and competence, and respect for First Nations Australians through advocating against racism and discrimination. Lady Gowrie Tasmania’s corporate governance will support the organisation to achieve our commitment to action and help us to work towards a united future.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
Lady Gowrie Tasmania is building on its leadership role and taking action through the development of a structured Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) that provides a genuine commitment to building our organisation as a culturally aware, competent and inclusive workplace for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Through developing and implementing this RAP, we will increase and build our people’s cultural competence through specifically acknowledging our First Nations Australians and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families, the past and current injustices and realities for them around Australia.
Lady Gowrie Tasmania celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and acknowledges that they have been nurturing and teaching children on this land for many decades and we continue to honour and respect that role.
For further information about Lady Gowrie Tasmania’s Reconciliation Plan please click on link below.
‘We wish Lady Gowrie Tasmania well as it takes these first critical steps in its reconciliation journey. We encourage the organisation to embrace this journey with open hearts and minds, to grow from the challenges, and to build on the successes.’
Karen Mundine – CEO Reconciliation Australia