Respect history. Share truths.
In acknowledging the First People of the land on which each one of us is so fortunate to reside, we recognise that differences exist in how we feel and think about our shared history. This, rightly, is a sensitive subject and one that Good Business Matters respects by providing this space for anyone working with us to express how they feel, or not.
My truth is that I enjoy a rare and special privilege. I raise my children and develop this business upon ancestral lands, nurtured by our First People for thousands of years. I pay respect to the spirit of Elders, past, present and forever emerging and acknowledge two truths: these lands were never ceded, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have played and will continue to play, a pivotal role in the successful emergence of a fully inclusive Australian society.
Clifford Moss – Founder, Good Business Matters
When Meg and I were standing under the speaker at the climate strike, I was so inspired by the welcome to country. A Wominjeka (Woi-wurrung word for Welcome), he said, actually translates directly to “Come, with purpose” – which was why we’d gathered at the strike last Friday, and also why Good Business Matters team members come together!
Vonne Yang – Producer
If you’d a little more insight about why it’s important that we either welcome or (as non-indigenous folk) acknowledge Country take a look at this from Reconciliation Australia.
And, if you’d like to share your thoughts on this, think we’ve done it wrong, like it or would like to offer some advice please get in touch.