Community Is Quay: A Conversation About January 26 in Australia
“We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and recognize their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.”
Not only do we look at everything from the lens of what is important to our community internally + externally, we also believe that EDUCATION IS QUAY. This year, we’re dedicated to keep the conversation going with our community in partnership with Clothing the Gap. We spoke with members of Australia’s Aboriginal Community + asked them to share their thoughts on “Australia Day”.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Aunty Rieo Ellis (Bundjalung and Jinabarra)
Aunty Jacqueline Stewart (Taungarong)
Charles Gordon Williams (Wiradjuri, Wemba Wemba, Gunnai and Yorta Yorta)
Rylan Johnson (Wiradjuri, Wemba Wemba and Gunditjmara)
Charles Michael Williams (Wiradjuri, Gunnai and Yorta Yorta)
Laura Thompson (Gunditjmara)
Lena-Jean Charles (Yorta Yorta)
Milloo Williams (Wiradjuri, Wemba Wemba, Gunnai and Yorta Yorta)
Jesse Popple (Bundjalung)
Nathan Muir (Wiradjuri)
Rebekah Liddle (Arrente and Bundjalung)
Kineeya Ellis (Gunai Kurnai and Bundjalung)
We still are, and will always be, in action in the fight for racial justice. Using our voices + committing our dollars with a $15,000 AUD donation to The Healing Foundation—an Australia-based Aboriginal + Torres Strait Islander organization that supports the healing of Stolen Generations survivors, families, and communities.
CHANGE THE RECORD
Change the Record is Australia’s only national Aboriginal led justice coalition of Aboriginal peak bodies + non-Indigenous allies. They work to end the incarceration of, and family violence against, Aboriginal + Torres Strait Islander people.
ABORIGINAL LITERACY FOUNDATION
The priority of the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation is to provide ongoing literacy programs + opportunities for Indigenous young people in Australia through education + community-based initiatives.
KOORIE YOUTH COUNCIL
The Koorie Youth Council (KYC) advocates for the advancing of rights and representation of Aboriginal + Torres Strait Islander young people to government + its community in Australia.
THE HEALING FOUNDATION
The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal + Torres Strait Islander organization that partners with communities in Australia to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions like the forced removal of children from their families.
Common Ground is an Aboriginal-led organization that works with Aboriginal + Torres Strait Islander people to capture + share stories to create learning material for wider Australia.
ANTaR is a national advocacy organization dedicated specifically to the rights—and overcoming the disadvantage of—Aboriginal + Torres Strait Islander people in Australia primarily through lobbying, public campaigns, and advocacy.
CLOTHING THE GAP
HAUS OF DIZZY
TAKE PRIDE MOVEMENT
APPAREL & ACCESSORIES
HANDMADE SKINCARE + BEAUTY
FASHION & LIFESTYLE
FASHION & ACCESSORIES
COMMUNITY IS QUAY
We believe that all people—regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, or creed—deserve respect, opportunity, and love.