Reconciliation Action Plan 2023/24
At AIFS, we are committed to promoting and furthering reconciliation in everything we do, and we have developed our RAP because we want to ensure that our commitment is known to everyone who engages with AIFS.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2023-2024 details our commitment to reconciliation with First Nations peoples. The RAP builds on our understanding, commitment and respect for culture and Country. It also demonstrates what we are learning on our reconciliation journey and this will guide us going forward.
The RAP commits us to progressing reconciliation across pillars of relationships, respect and opportunity. Our focus is to embed respect for First Nations peoples, communities, cultures and histories in how we work.
Our RAP uses elements of the artwork that AIFS commissioned from Bayadherra, which was founded by proud Aboriginal Yorta Yorta brother and sister Luke and Siena Tieri. As young emerging artists with a small Aboriginal business, their mission is to reflect their First Nations heritage in contemporary art pieces.
‘Nitel’ (to gather) represents the respectful engagement and cultural connection between AIFS and First Nations communities and depicts our journey towards reconciliation.
RAP Advisory Panel members
AIFS has established an external RAP Advisory Panel that comprises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from external organisations, who bring their knowledge and experiences to provide feedback and guidance to us in the development and delivery of our RAP. Our RAP Advisory Panel comprises:
- Justine Clarke – Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute
- Stephen Harfield – Senior Research Fellow, University of Queensland Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
- Michael Currie – Principal Advisor at the Benevolent Society