At Inclusee, we acknowledge and respect Elders, past, present and future of the Turrbal people, on whose land our head office is located. We also acknowledge the many First Nations language groups of the lands on which we work and connect as the traditional custodians of those lands. We acknowledge their stories and traditions and commit to working together to further our mission of connection.
We recognise the strength of Australia's First Nations people and their vital contributions to our nation. We acknowledge their systemic disadvantages and are committed to addressing these inequalities.
By developing and implementing our RAP, we aim to reflect on and correct our shortcomings, educate our staff, volunteers, and stakeholders, and implement changes to create a safe, welcoming, and beneficial space for First Nations people and communities.
Our RAP artwork, ' Stronger Together', symbolises the deep connections between people and the land. As an organisation, we draw strength from our solid connection to Country, nurturing our relationships with family, friends, and the wider community. When we take care of the Country, it, in turn, looks after us.
'Stronger Together' serves as a visual reminder that we are interconnected, stronger in our bond to Country and each other. It celebrates the beginning of our shared journey towards a more inclusive and connected community.
Riki Salam, the artist behind our 'Stronger Together' artwork, blends his diverse heritage from Yidinji Land, Kala Lagaw Ya, Kuku Yalanji Peoples, and Ngai Tahu people with 20 years of design experience. His portfolio boasts high-profile projects for Qantas, Telstra, and the G20 in 2014, among others. Riki's artwork beautifully integrates traditional culture into contemporary formats.