Artius Reconciliation Action Plan Receives Endorsement
In the lead up to the planned July 2016 launch, local business Artius has received endorsement for their Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) from the Directors of Krurungal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation.
The Krurungal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation is a Gold Coast based not for profit organisation assisting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Queensland. It provides programs aimed at helping women and young people, as well as a dedicated drug and alcohol program.
A Reconciliation Action Plan is a business plan that documents an Australian business’ intention to contribute to reconciliation. RAPs are created under the guidance of Reconciliation Australia, an independent, national not-for-profit organisation who promote reconciliation between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the wider Australian community.
“Artius are proud to be working with Reconciliation Australia to develop and implement a RAP” said Artius Managing Director, Paul Stokes. “Our reconciliation journey demonstrates our commitment to putting in place practical actions to build respectful relationships and create opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”
Well-respected community Elder and leader Aunty Joyce Summers from Jellurgal Cultural Centre, provided Artius with Krurungal’s letter of endorsement, a critical step in the formal recognition of an organisations intent to commit to the reconciliation journey. “We welcome (Artius’) interest and look forward to working (with Artius) in the future,” said Ms Summers in her letter of endorsement.
Artius Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Manager, Mr Barry Fewquandie (pictured left) was presented with the letter of endorsement at Krurungal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation by Mr Alf Summers (pictured right).
Artius has planned for a launch of their RAP in July 2016, which will be hosted at the Jellurgal Cultural Centre in Burleigh Heads. Jellurgal is an initiative of Kalwun Development Corporation and is the Gold Coast’s only dedicated Aboriginal Cultural Centre and is fully owned and operated by the local Aboriginal Community.
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