Anglicare acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of this land. We celebrate the living cultures, strengths and achievements of the First Nation communities in which we work, including knowledge keepers and Elders of every generation. Moreover, we value the stories of resilience and survival which make up Indigenous Australia.
Anglicare acknowledges the impact of colonisation including the role the church has played in the untold history of this land. It also recognises the inequalities experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on all of the socio economic life indicators. Thus, Anglicare will work in partnership with Aboriginal people in ways that will:
- Celebrate and affirm the culture of Indigenous Australians,
- Seek justice and contribute to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and
- Be based on two-way learning and which contribute to the capacity of the families and communities it serves.