Since the establishment of the IEUA Indigenous Committee, our union has been working to highlight the issues that matter to our Indigenous members.
Our union also works with the Queensland Council of Unions’ Indigenous Working Committee as part of a commitment to ensure that the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are heard, and their best interests are promoted.
Yarning Circle Meetings 2017
Our Yarning Circle will run again in 2017, providing an important networking opportunity for our Indigenous members and a forum to inform our campaining and advocacy.
The Yarning Circle will meet four times over the course of the year with full details to be advised closer to the dates:
- Yarning Circle Meeting #1 - 23 February 2017, Hymba Yumba School, Springfield
- Yarning Circle Meeting #2 - 25 May 2017, Venue TBA
- Yarning Circle Meeting #3 - 17 August 2017, Venue TBA
- Yarning Circle Meeting #4 - 26 October 2017, Venue TBA
If you'd like to know more about the Yarning Circle or register your interest in joining, please let us know via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 1800 177 938.
Reconciliation in Schools
Our members are joining the push toward reconciliation by becoming involved in Narragunnawali, Reconciliation Australia's Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning program.
The program helps employees in schools to design and implement a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in their workplace.
A RAP is an important document which provides concrete strategies to support reconciliation and includes meaningful, practical plans to develop relationships, show respect and increase opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
- Read more about Narragunnawali Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning Program
- Download learning resources about reconciliation