EARLY parenting and childhood service provider Ngala launched its second Reconciliation Action Plan last week.
The announcement was made by the Kensington-based organisation during its National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebration event, which celebrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
About 50 guests attended the event, including community elders, Ngala board members and staff and representatives from local government and community organisations.
Ngala chief executive Ashley Reid officially launched Ngala’s second Reconciliation Action Plan, which featured a ceremonial raising of the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags. “Flying the Australian, Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Islander flags is a highly visible way for Ngala to demonstrate respect for First Nations peoples and our commitment to reconciliation,” Mr Reid said.
“In Ngala’s 2016-18 Reconciliation Action Plan, the priority is strengthening our relationships – especially with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members and organisations – to achieve real, meaningful and sustained change.
“Building these relationships will increase respect and understanding, and create opportunities for Ngala to continue working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”