A continuing commitment to Reconciliation

Published

May 25, 2018

Share on email
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

In commemoration of the National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 2 June), our team in East Melbourne enjoyed a morning tea together. Special guest visitors included Elder and Gunditjmara woman, Aunty Georgina Lovett Williams as well as our ReGen Senior Aboriginal Cultural Advisor and Yorta Yorta man, Uncle Ron Briggs.

Aunty Georgina and Uncle Ron reflected on the theme of this year’s Reconciliation Week, Don’t Keep History a Mystery, which asks us to seek to understand and learn more about Indigenous culture and history, so we can grow in our knowledge together as a country.

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]
[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]
[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]

As an organisation, we are committed to taking steps forward. Drawing on the long history of activity in our founding agencies, we are developing our first Reconciliation Action Plan as Uniting. With representatives from our locations across Victoria and Tasmania, our Working Group is mapping out the start of Uniting’s journey of reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We thank Aunty Georgina and Uncle Ron and other First Nations people in this group who are helping us learn and understand, and are transforming these important discussions into future plans and commitments.

To find out more about building your own Reconciliation Action Plans, click here

Related News

Paul’s story

Social isolation is a crippling feeling. Paul Camilleri knows this all too well. Diagnosed with bipolar in 2001, Paul has battled the …

This Homelessness Week, we’re joining forces with organisations across the country to help put an end to homelessness. “We know how much …

Mike’s story

Mike has a history of homelessness and ongoing mental health issues. He has been homeless on and off for many years and …

Sean’s story

Sean’s experience with homelessness spans over 35 years. Sean moved out of home at the age of just 14 to escape family …

Rachael’s story

In March, Rachael was approved for a home through the Homelessness To Home program. Rachael, 23, has been homeless since her mother …

Kylie’s story

The absence of a safe and secure home can have a devastating impact on families. Kylie knows this all too well. Kylie …