Moreland City Council Commitment to Indigenous Australians

Category: Event
Date: 1 May 1998
Sub Category:Statement of Commitment/Intention
Place:Northern suburbs of Melbourne
State/Country:Victoria, Australia
Subject Matter:Reconciliation | Local Government
Summary Information:
Moreland City Council has made a Statement of Commitment to Indigenous people as part of its Multicultural Development policy.
Detailed Information:
The Commitment states: Council recognises: · That Indigenous Australians were the first people of this land; · The ingenuity, spirit and contribution of Indigenous people; · That social and cultural dispossession has caused the current disadvantages experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; · The centrality of Indigenous issues to Australian identity; · That Indigenous people have lost their land, their children, their health and their lives and regrets these losses. Council supports: · The right of Indigenous people to live according to their own values and customs, subject to law; · The vision as expressed by the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation of a united Australia which respects this land of ours, values the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island heritage and provides justice and equality for all; · Campaigns for Indigenous people’s rights, especially to land and native title to land. Council commits itself to: · Building a trusting, collaborative and supportive relationship with Indigenous groups; · Respecting identified Aboriginal sacred sites and special places; · Educating itself and others on the strength and unique contribution of contemporary Aboriginal cultures, and of the facts of colonisation; · Contributing to the promotion of accurate information on current issues; · Encouraging equity and access for all members of Indigenous communities to culturally sensitive services.

Related Entries

  • Moreland City Council - Signatory
  • Moreland Steering Committee on Reconciliation
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Moreland Reconciliation Policy and Action Plan

  • References

    City of Moreland (2001) Moreland Reconciliation Policy and Action Plan 2001-2004


    Statement of Commitment/Intention (Australia)