Shared histories explored

NATIONAL Reconciliation Week is an important time for all at to learn about our shared histories, cultures and national achievements and explore how each of us can contribute to achieving true reconciliation in Australia. Staff participated in activities across our regions, including screenings of the documentary Kanyini to enhance our learning. The film outlines 40,000 years of culture and one philosophy that connects us all.

Celebrating culture and connection to country

RIVERLAND staff member Aaron McArthur (pictured) encourages other Aboriginal men to seek support if they face challenges in their life that they struggle to cope with alone, explaining there is strength in working together with others. He once faced the threat of being homeless with his sons, but sought support from in the Riverland, where he now works supporting other people in the community. Aaron shared his story at Berri, along with his passion for maintaining and sharing connection with his culture, for our special NAIDOC Week 2020 message. board listens, learns and connects on country during Ngarrindjeri cultural experience

THE board was privileged to hear direct from Aboriginal people about their experiences, cultures and views about service delivery during the organisation’s board development cultural event in April. The event began with a question and answer panel session featuring inspiring Aboriginal people, including Traditional Yankunytatjara Elder Jack Crombie OAM, his wife Gwen Crombie OAM, foster carer Ray Love, young woman Shakirra and youth worker Teena Franey.