Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
Our Reconciliation Statement
Life Without Barriers believes that reconciliation must live in the hearts and minds of all Australians. As a nation we need to work together to close the gap in life expectancy by improving the cultural, spiritual and emotional well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Our commitment to raising awareness
Life Without Barriers also acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of the land and strongly believes in recognising, respecting and advancing the inherent rights, cultures and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
We also acknowledge the importance of family, cultural and community ties for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. While we are working tirelessly in practical ways to bring about real change – advocating for children and young people, improved employment and education– we also want to change attitudes.
Our commitment to raising awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by hearing their voices and recognising their achievements and shared histories in our communities is ongoing, as we work towards making sure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have access to the same opportunities as all Australians.
|Reconciliation Australia is the lead body on reconciliation in the nation. Its is an independent not-for-profit organisation established in 2001 to promote and facilitate reconciliation by building relationships, respect and trust between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. You can find out about Reconciliation Australia and its activities by visiting its website www.reconciliation.org.au|
RECOGNISE is the people’s movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution and ensure there’s no place in it for racial discrimination. Its role is to raise awareness of the need to end the exclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from the Australian Constitution and deal with racial discrimination in it. RECOGNISE is a part of Reconciliation Australia, and is governed by the Board of Reconciliation Australia. To learn visit www.recognise.org.au
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