Acknowledgement of Country
Empowered Community Services acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia as the nation’s first people and recognises that as the traditional custodians of the land have a cultural and a spiritual relationship with their traditional lands and waters.
Empowered recognises the custodianship of the land in which we operate as the traditional country of the Awabakal, Worrimi & Kuring- gai peoples and pay our respects to Aboriginal Elders, past, present and emerging.
Empowered Community Services are excited to introduce our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan where we are able to take sustainable and strategic meaningful action to advance reconciliation.
At the core, reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between First Peoples of Australia and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians. Reconciliation is an ongoing journey that reminds us that while generations of Australians have fought hard for meaningful change, future gains are likely to take just as much, if not more effort. In a just, reconciled, and equitable Australia, the rights of First Nations are not just respected, but championed in all the places that matter.
We are committed to building and strengthening relationships with First Nations stakeholders and organisations; increasing understanding, value and recognition of First Nations histories, cultures and knowledges; and providing opportunities to help improve First Nations economic and social outcomes.
Feel free to read through our RAP and join us in playing our part in reconciliation!