Share our Pride is a website developed to create a greater cultural awareness about the different Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander communities in Australia.
Reconciliation Australia developed this website in response to a request from industry for an introductory site for employees. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across the country have provided input and feedback on the content. Every effort has been made to capture the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures but to also keep the content simple and introductory.
The site will continue to grow and continue to add Torres Strait Islander-specific content. Face-to-face training with an experienced Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness provider and/or cultural immersion within your specific community can be life changing. This site is not a substitute for these deeper experiences; rather it is a starting point for your journey. It’s designed so that you can go through the chapters in one sitting or dip in and out when you have time or if you’re looking for information on a particular issue. As you work through this site, reflect on these questions:
- What might I do differently and what might my organisation do differently to build better relationships with Indigenous peoples?
- What might I do differently and what my organisation do differently to have and show respect for Indigenous Australians?
- What might I do differently and what might my organisation do differently to create opportunities for Indigenous peoples to help close the life expectancy gap and build a stronger Australia?
We’re not asking you to consider what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples might do to improve relationships, respect and opportunities. Indigenous communities think about these things every day, particularly for the sake of their children. But this particular website is designed to give non-Indigenous people a glimpse into the lives and cultures of Australia’s First People.
The video below is an example of the type of information on our site. It provides an overview of how our family and kinship groups operate.
Learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kinship structures. Find out about the specific roles each member of the family plays.
We encourage you to visit this wonderful resource and further your understanding of our culture.
Reconciliation Australia is the national organisation promoting reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community. Our vision is for an Australia that recognises and respects the special place, culture, rights and contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and where good relationships between First Australians and other Australians become the foundation for local strength and success; and the enhancement of our national wellbeing.