Healing country during NAIDOC week 2021
During NAIDOC week, our team has been reflecting on our commitment to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
It is not enough to just say we support, actions speak louder than words. Having lodged our first draft of our Reconciliation Action Plan, we will continue to be in a process of learning and understanding, but every step we take is a step forward.
Last week, we were so grateful to Madonna from Nyanda Cultural Tours for visiting our office and providing an invaluable insight into the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia, and the role we can all play in building more educated, aware and accepting communities.
These are learnings that we can apply not just in our daily lives, but also in the way that we connect with and support communities at Share the Dignity.
Our Founder Rochelle said "The grannies, mothers, sisters, aunties, daughters - and their ways of being, sharing and caring - offer many insights and lessons for me. I look forward to working alongside these women to do what I can to end period poverty and to support women in need.”
We would love for others to share their own versions and especially would love to read any Welcome to Country from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We should appreciate and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians for protecting and nurturing the beautiful land on which we live.
NAIDOC 2021 is aiming to Heal Country. It's important that all Australians play their part in recognising the atrocities of the past and present, and work towards a better Australia for all.