Today marks the beginning of National Reconciliation Week.
At Diabetes Australia we take reconciliation seriously. It’s a part of our commitment to improving health outcomes for First Nations people.
But it’s more than just this.
Reconciliation means recognising that it is time to acknowledge and tell the truth, to be honest about our past and to continue to work on always improving relationships with First Nations people.
It’s about acknowledging the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia.
It’s about recognising the strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their continuing connections to land, sea and community.
It’s about paying upmost respect to Elders past, present and future.
It’s about recognising that Australia is made up of hundreds of different First Nations countries, each with their own culture, language and belief systems.
It’s about listening and working collaboratively together for a better future in partnership with First Nations people.