2016-20 RAP Achievements

  • Planned, promoted and subsidised 105 staff, volunteers, Board and service partners to undertaken Banaam’s Cultural Intelligence training

  • Planned and supported 3 Reconciliation Week events

  • Supported multiple NAIDOC week events across 3 Shires each year, and planned as part of the Tweed Shire NAIDOC event calendar Saltwater Day

  • Supported annual Kinship Festivals via committee, staff and volunteer support

  • Mapped Aboriginal programs and organisations in our area and are building relationships across our program areas

  • Increased the numbers of Aboriginal staff (from 6% to 10%)

  • Increased the number of Aboriginal students and volunteers at TFC

  • Promoted local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community activities, events and stories on our communication channel

Our 2016–20 RAP has drawn to a close and we will be focussing on refreshing our RAP in 2020 in order to continue the work we have begun.

Areas of focus will include:

  • continuing and deepening our cultural training,

  • employment pathways fo continuing r Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at The Family Centre

  • an engagement strategy for connecting with Aboriginal community, organisations and programs at all levels of our organisation

  • participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in program design and delivery

  • continuing our participation in NAIDOC, Reconciliation Week and other relevant events

Reconciliation Event 2019

This year the Tweed RAP committee consisting of members from Tweed Shire Council, Social Futures, Momentum Collective and The Family Centre held their annual Reconciliation Week event… Myth Busters – Comedy and Trivia Night. With over 90 guests attending the night the evening kicked off with a Welcome to Country by Uncle Victor accompanied by Brandon on the digeridoo. Uncle Victor then gave a moving speech on reconciliation.

Guest where then treated to a traditional Kupmurri dinner prepared by Alfie Summers accompanied by non-alcoholic craft beer infused with bush tucker ingredients from Clinton at Soba. Clinton donated all the proceeds from his sales on the night to the local NAIDOC committee totaling $250.

Then it was onto the laughs and trivia with local comedians Vanessa Mitchell and Matt Ford. Matt is a local indigenous man who was a finalist in Deadly Laughs and has appeared on NITV. He is now touring the country in a comedy show called Aboriginalol.

The trivia was a real brain twister, busting the myths on local and national indigenous culture and history with 4 teams coming out on top and being rewarded with some great prizes from our sponsors.

We would like to thank all of those who attended the night and our sponsors:
Surf Dive n Ski, Seagulls, Pottsville Beach Sports Club, Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club, Richard Frost, Yarru Water and Soba.