For ACT Community Sector Workplaces

In recognition of National Reconciliation Week 2019, and Reconciliation Day (ACT), the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) is inviting ACT community sector workplaces to share via this survey your response to the question:

"Describe how your workplace has engaged with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and enabled your staff to learn more about the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander perspective on the history of this nation."


Answer this question below to enter your workplace into a draw for over $300 worth of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander resources such as: A3 AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia; The Little Red Yellow Black Book; 'First Australians' DVD; Ngunnawal Plant Use Book; Desk Flags; 'Ailan Kastom' DVD; Defying the Enemy Within by Joe Williams, Little Bird's Day by Sally Morgan; and more.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRY: 5pm Monday 3 June 2019
DRAW DATE: Thursday 6 June 2019 @ ACTCOSS Budget Forum

Please contact ACTCOSS if you have any questions.
Phone: 02 6202 7200
Email: gulanga@actcoss.org.au

Reconciliation Day (ACT): Monday 27 May 2019
The ACT public holiday, 'Reconciliation Day' is held each year on the first Monday on or after the 1967 Referendum anniversary day of 27 May - the start of National Reconciliation Week.
National Reconciliation Week: Sunday 27 May to Sunday 3 June 2019
The theme for NRW 2019 is 'Grounded in Truth Walk Together with Courage'.
At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To foster positive race relations, our relationship must be grounded in a foundation of truth. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have long called for a comprehensive process of truth-telling about Australia’s colonial history. Our nation’s past is reflected in the present, and will continue to play out in future unless we heal historical wounds. Today, 80 per cent of Australians believe it is important to undertake formal truth telling processes, according to the 2018 Australian Reconciliation Barometer. Australians are ready to come to terms with our history as a crucial step towards a unified future, in which we understand, value and respect each other. Whether you’re engaging in challenging conversations or unlearning and relearning what you know, this journey requires all of us to walk together with courage. 

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* 1. "Describe how your workplace has engaged with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and enabled your staff to learn more about the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander perspective on the history of this nation?"
(approx. 400 words or less)

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* 2. Name of your workplace:

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* 3. Your name:

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* 4. Contact information (phone or email):

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* 5. Do you agree to have your entry and the name of your workplace published on the ACTCOSS website www.actcoss.org.au?

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