Today marks the first day of National Reconciliation Week.
The theme of #NRW2021 is "More than a word. Reconciliation takes action" and it urges everyone to make impactful action when it comes to improving the relationship between our First Nations people and the wider community.
ICIN is very proud to be walking, not just talking reconciliation every day. Through recognition of Indigenous expertise, knowledge rights and interests as well as the value of two-way knowledge sharing, our members support Indigenous-owned carbon projects which are achieving benefits for all Australians.
These include the protection of country, the creation of jobs on country in remote areas where economic opportunities are scarce, abating the impact of climate change, and investing revenue to support new schools and infrastructure for their communities.
National Reconciliation Week starts on the 27th of May each year, which commemorates the anniversary of the successful 1967 Referendum, and the 3rd of June, which commemorates Mabo Day, the day the historic Mabo High Court decision was handed down in 1992.