NAIDOC Week (3-10 July 2022) is an annual celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.
Seqwater’s Reflect RAP provides strategic direction on how our people can contribute to the national reconciliation movement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians on the lands on which we work and live.
Land and water play such a pivotal role in First Nations cultures and Seqwater recognises its responsibility to genuinely contribute to reconciliation.
In Seqwater’s area of operations, we have eight Aboriginal Parties with cultural heritage rights and interests; the Jinibara, the Kabi Kabi First Nations, the Jagera, the Turrbal, the Danggan Balun (Five Rivers), the Yuggera Ugarapul, the Gold Coast Native Title Group and the Quandamooka People.
We recognise reconciliation is a journey and we want to get it right. Our Reflect RAP symbolises our move towards a deeper commitment to reconciliation. Our Reflect RAP will see us look inward first to consider how we can build greater awareness among our employees and develop a strong foundation for reconciliation.
Launching our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan during NAIDOC Week cements our commitment to the Traditional Owners whose land we live and work, and our commitment to the national reconciliation movement.