MEDIA RELEASE: October 12 2021: McNair yellowSquares is pleased to announce the development of our new Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which has recently been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.
McNair yellowSquares’ RAP outlines the actions we will take to contribute to reconciliation, with actions to develop respectful relationships and create meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We have chosen today, 12 October, to inform about our RAP, as today is the anniversary of the First Sea of Hands. On this day, in 1997, a Sea of Hands, in the colours of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags, was installed in front of Parliament House in Canberra. Each hand carried a signature, a statement of support for native title and reconciliation.
McNair yellowSquares’ RAP will be officially launched at an event on December 10, another significant anniversary, that of Paul Keating’s Redfern Speech. The launch will be held on Cammeraygal lands in North Sydney.
McNair yellowSquares have formed a Reconciliation Working Group which will set out the steps for reconciliation initiatives we have committed to in our ‘Reflect’ RAP. We have called our Reconciliation Working Group ‘Berriwerri’ which means ‘crossing place’ in the Darug language spoken by Aboriginal clans in Sydney.
We are inviting you to be a part of our reconciliation journey, to join hands with the reconciliation movement, to acknowledge the truth about Australian history and the ongoing impact for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
To view our RAP click here
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