National Apology Day 2017

By Caitlin Brown On 10th December 1992, Paul Keating challenged Australians’ to create racial equality through mutual understanding. For the first time in Australian history, he encouraged the nation to empathise and reconcile with Indigenous Australians. However, with the “Redfern Speech” remaining one of the most progressive speeches in Australian History, there was one key…

Reconciliation Action Plan 2015-2017

The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory has published its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). “Reconciliation Action Plans provide a framework for organisations to realise their vision for reconciliation. RAPs are practical plans of action built on relationships, respect and opportunities. RAPs create social change and economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians” (www.reconciliation.org.au/raphub/). The…

International day of World’s Indigenous Peoples

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES 2016 Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Education   ‘International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples’ was established in recognition of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations on August 9 1982. This meeting focused on the promotion and protection of Human Rights for Indigenous peoples. 2016’s theme…

Some thoughts on Australia Day

Some thoughts on Australia Day… In 2016 The Australia Day Council announced that Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Culture would be ‘front and centre’ in the nation’s celebrations. The 26th January is the day we as a nation celebrate with BBQs, beaches, and fireworks what is so great about our nation – its beauty, values,…

Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week starts today. The theme for 2016 is ‘Our History, Our Story, Our Future’. “Each year National Reconciliation Week celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.” JUSTSalvos has put together a bunch of Meeting resources to help you recognise Reconciliation Week in…