The Importance of Reconciliation for Ngala
Reconciliation means building positive, respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians, working together to ‘close the gaps’ and achieve equity and justice.
For Ngala, the spirit and the process of reconciliation is an important part of healing the past and fostering shared understanding. Building and strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians will increase respect and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and practices, and create opportunities to work in partnership with individuals, families and organisations.
In turn, this supports our vision of creating culturally safe and inclusive environments, services and resources that support families and communities in growing their children in healthy ways.
Ngala acknowledges that true reconciliation is a journey that cannot be achieved through a single policy or action. Ngala has a long-term commitment to the development of stronger connections between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations. This includes supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to actively participate in leadership, decision making and governance structures at the program and local levels, as employees and as part of local advisory groups, right through to the Board level.
Our Current RAP
Our Past RAPs
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.
To join our RAP Action Advisory Group, support our RAP, or work with us, contact [email protected].