Today, on National Sorry Day, we acknowledge the enduring grief, trauma and loss suffered by First Nations people, as a result of the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from their families, communities and culture.
We also acknowledge the strength of Stolen Generation Survivors, and recognise that injustice is still an ongoing source of intergenerational trauma for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
As we move into National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June), we reaffirm our commitment to our Reconciliation Action Plan, knowing full well that we have to play our part in the healing process of our community and nation.
At Amélie Housing, we want to make a genuine contribution to reconciliation through the work that we do, and the culture that we foster. We are therefore asking staff members to set aside some time this week to learn, reflect and consider what ‘reconciliation’ really means. We have provided them with some resources to support them in doing this.
In support of the National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” we are also encouraging our staff, families, customers and communities to make change by beginning with brave actions in their daily lives – including where they live, work, play and socialise.
As a community, there are many ways we can all do this. Head to: 2022: Actions to Make Change – National Reconciliation Week 2022 for some actions we can all take every day, not just during National Reconciliation Week.