Sureway’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan
Sureway were pleased to launch our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for 2021-2023.
Our Vision for Reconciliation
Our vision for reconciliation is for all Australians to come together to achieve a socially inclusive community through acknowledgement and respect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Sureway is committed to acknowledging and demonstrating our respect for Australia’s First Peoples by building respectful relationships and creating equal opportunities. We aim to develop understanding and build awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures throughout our organisation.
Artwork by Luke Penrith
Our RAP artwork was designed by First Nations artist Luke Penrith and is titled ‘Journey Along the Waterways’.
Aboriginal peoples’ value to water is sacred, deep and necessary for survival. It is protected by lore which provides a system of sustainable management ensuring healthy peoples. Each person is on a journey, to learn their culture and heritage but also gain knowledge and experience in modern Australia. Rivers are traditionally important routes, providing food, water and shelter. Gaining knowledge is like a river (Bila) always moving forward. It could be rough at times but can also be calm and gentle. Never underestimate the undercurrent, snags and logs. The orange (U) symbols are the staff of Sureway supporting each client to gain educational knowledge, build their self-esteem and build capacity and capability in their chosen fields of work. The colourful circles represent a ripple effect of that journey. Be proud of self, family, the wider Aboriginal community and a sense of Reconciliation.
A modern contemporary artist, Luke is a proud Aboriginal man of the Wiradjuri people with cultural and family ties to Yuin and Wotjoboluk people and the Gumbaynggirr Nation. His art reflects what he can see, hear, smell and touch and is strongly influenced by lore, culture and heritage.
Sureway’s RAP can be viewed on our website at https://www.sureway.com.au/about-sureway/sureways-reconciliation-action-plan/