Commitment to Reconciliation
Ngala recognises and honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First Peoples. We pay tribute to the deep and unique cultural richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the positive and valued contribution they make to the communities in which we all live. Ngala acknowledges the contact history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and its impact on lands, kin, languages, cultural identity and families.
We are committed to the spirit and the process of reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. While we acknowledge, understand and accept that true reconciliation is an ongoing journey that cannot be achieved through a single policy or action, we commit to:
- Developing a clearer understanding of the past and how it affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities today;
- Embracing the opportunity to learn and to then promote an increase in knowledge and understanding of the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and values within our spheres of influence;
- Recognising that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the right to feel respected and to live and work in culturally safe environments, free of racism and intolerance;
- Building inclusive partnerships and sustainable relationships of trust in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities across Western Australia; and
- Striving to contribute to the positive growth, development and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
When: 21 Feb, 9:30am
Birth to 4 months: A 5-week series of workshops for parents with a newborn baby. Each workshop covers a wide range of topics about you and your new baby and provides the opportunity to meet and connect with other new parents in your local area.