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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge

Justice & Advocacy Finance and Diocesan Services Commission’s Organisational Development team Justice & Advocacy

Implementing our RAP in relationship with First Nations businesses and artists

“In our workplaces we are keen to make a difference and contribute meaningfully in the Reconciliation journey, but we can sometimes struggle identifying opportunities to do this. One of the key ways we can practically make a difference is through our procurement decisions for both ongoing and ad hoc business and ministry needs,” says RAP Working Group member, Dr Stephen Hart

Homilies & Addresses Professor Megan Davis Homilies & Addresses

2022 Brisbane Peace Lecture

“Our Country, our land, is integral to who we are. Our culture is a gerontocracy, which means that our Elders, our old people, lead decision making in communities, and are the cultural authority in our communities. The fundamental normative principle is that decision needs to be driven by community. So we designed a process that would enable us to seek advice from communities via a structured, deliberative dialogue process,” says Professor Megan Davis

Homilies & Addresses

Anglican Indigenous Network: Lambeth Conference 2022

“God calls us to respect one another. This, in part at least, involves respecting people’s territories, traditions and protocols; seeking counsel and consent; and, caring for one another. Respect is also about being welcoming and inclusive. When respect is fostered, harmony presides. When respect is denied, harm is caused,” says Aunty Dr Rose Elu in her Lambeth Conference Anglican Indigenous Network address

International

Prof. Anne Pattel-Gray urges: “include ancient wisdom and knowledge of First Nations people”

During the World Council of Churches Indigenous People’s Pre-Assembly, Aunty Prof. Anne Pattel-Gray reflected that “Indigenous people from all over the globe bring a rich insight and theological perspective that have not been given the respect and credit that they should. We hold an ancient knowledge and relationship with the Creator that the western churches need to listen to”

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Conserving our native macadamia trees with Cultural Support Worker, Russell

Anglicare SQ Cultural Support Worker, Gubbi Gubbi, Wakka Wakka and Kullilli man, Russell Bennet has played a huge role in the conservation of native macadamia trees in the Gympie Region. The Walk with the Wild Macadamias Track officially opened last month. Located in the Amamoor Valley, the track is open for everyone and will help the track walkers learn all about macadamias and their importance. Russell is passionate about sharing his knowledge of the bush and native Australian species, educating young people about culture, bush tucker and conservation

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We'd love to have more First Nations Peoples join us!

Proud Bundjalung, Yaegl and Gumbaynggirr man and Anglicare Cultural Capability Facilitator, Howie Vandyke, encourages more First Nations Peoples to join the Anglicare Southern Queensland team: “It’s a really responsible role to have and it’s quite significant, actually. If you are looking after elders, you basically have access to hundreds of years of information…it’s a very humbling position to be in”