January 26th - Australia Day - Invasion Day, Survival Day and Day of Mourning. Celebrating January 26th ignores the fact that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have lived on and continue to care for this Country for over 65,000 years.
We are listening, learning and taking action
alphawhale are committed to our reconciliation journey, and deeply value its importance to the future of the nation for all Australians. Our mission to become a purpose-driven agency that turns knowledge into action, creating real impact.
We aim to be better allies to advocate Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples on January 26th and beyond, taking a proactive approach for inclusivity and diversity within our agency. As we work towards our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), let's learn together. The following resources highlight small ways to make big, positive steps in the right direction - acknowledging, educating ourselves and supporting our First Nations People.
Website: Common Ground
Documentary: Stolen Generations
Podcast: Frontier War Stories
Artwork: ART ARK
Fashion: Clothing The Gap
For more ally-friendly ideas: Blak Business
Changing the date isn't the end game, changing the outcomes for our First Australians is. Just standing in solidarity is not enough. It's time to show up for racial justice. alphawhale is committed to doing just that. If you have any suggestions of how we can continue to improve our understanding and actions towards this movement, start a conversation today.