Reconciliation Australia has developed a ground-breaking new resource for workplaces, schools and individual Australians in an attempt to meet the huge, post-apology demand for information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their history and cultures.
The site is being launched this month, to coincide with the first episode of SBS TV’s series The First Australians.
Share Our Pride is a cultural awareness website which brings together facts and figures, answers to common questions and lots of inspiring stories to help build respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
The site is now available free of charge to schools, public and private sector organisations and individuals wanting to understand more about Australia’s first peoples.
Users can access the site free of charge, with sections including identity, culture, country, the Dreaming, family and kinship, customary law and environment, as well as the history of contact between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
The site also dispels common myths and misconceptions about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and provides examples of inspiring partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians that show how we can all work together.
You can access the site at www.shareourpride.org.au