Reconciliation Action Plan 2015-2016

I am delighted to introduce the first Western Australian Museum Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). 

The Museum is committed to ensuring meaningful engagement with, and inclusion of, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in all that it does, recognising the primary rights of Australia's first peoples in their cultural heritage.

The Museum is advised by its long-standing Aboriginal Advisory Committee on content, interpretation , contested histories and cultural conventions, and our whole-of-organisation commitment to meaningful engagement is enshrined in our mission, vision, values and organisational approach outlined in the Museum's Strategic Plan 2014-25.

This RAP affirms the positive steps that the Western Australian Museum continues to take in building strong relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those of other origins; recognising and respecting the first peoples of Australia, their culture, land and history; and advancing employment opportunities and outcomes, ensuring that the Museum is a culturally safe, respectful, and equitable environment for all.

I would like to thank the Western Australian Museum Aboriginal Advisory Committee, especially its Chair Irene Stainton, Senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisor Deanne Fitzgerald, the members of our RAP Working Group, and all those who worked together to develop our RAP. 

This document is a demonstration of the Museum's continuing commitment to reconciliation and I look forward to working together to reach the targets we have set for the coming year. 

Alec Coles

Chief Executive Officer

Western Australian Museum 

Reconciliation Action Plan 2015-2016: Web Text

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