Anglicare acknowledges Aboriginal Australians as the First People and traditional Custodians of this land. It acknowledges the injustices experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as a result of colonisation, by the Government and the Church. It also recognises the continued inequalities experienced by Australia’s first people on all of the socio economic life indicators.
Anglicare will work in partnership with Aboriginal people in ways that
- Celebrates and affirms the culture and heritage of Indigenous Australians;
- Assists in ‘Closing the Gap’ between Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people and other Australians in areas of health and wellbeing; and
- Contributes to the capacity of Indigenous people and their communities.