Australia is home to the oldest continuing culture on earth, to peoples whose histories, achievements and resilience shapes our rich national identity.
Red Cross walks alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations. We support their healing, celebrate their contributions, empower their voice and together work towards ending discrimination and racism.
We deeply respect and value our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander volunteers, staff and clients, and what they bring to our humanitarian work.
We know that the more all Australians understand our shared history, the more we value and celebrate First Nations peoples, the more we all thrive.
This year, Red Cross is hosting and participating in reconciliation events across the country. We are joining this year’s theme Don't Keep History a Mystery and exploring the untold truths in our shared history so we can learn, share and grow as a nation together.
We are also pledging to make reconciliation a reality.
Each one of us did something practical and personal to promote understanding and respect.