First Nations Partnership Bringing the SR&C to life through the …
First Nations Partnership
Bringing the SR&C to life through the
Visitor Economy (April 2023)
Organisation wide training
Gundungurra & Dharug cultural training
Leadership programs i.e. Cultural education program for leaders, culturally safe workplaces & organisations, culturally safe decision making at board level, communicating effectively with Aboriginal peoples, Aboriginal history, cultures and identities, addressing and understanding lateral violence (Gunnedah Hill)
BMCC employee and community programs i.e. thriving not just surviving in your workplace, supervising Aboriginal employees (Gunnedah Hill)
The Voice staff briefing (held May 2023) - recording?
How First Nations businesses can work with BMCC
Company wide commitment
Review HR policies to create an environment where FN employees feel safe, understood and respected
Integrate with orientation, mandatory training and ongoing education
Journeys instead of plans, break timelines down to seasons
Why? Care of Ngurra messaging at the heart of all we do
Quality over quantity, slow down and do things right first time
Policy for Traditional Custodian reimbursement in relevant and appropriate ways (in progress)
First Nations Team developments
AAC Pathways (2025)
Ngurra is Everything
Team vacancies to fill
Why: Care of Ngurra
Statement of recognition and commitment
interpretation by SN
Support TC leading the FN community and broader community to Care for Ngurra
Promote activities that increase cultural sensitive respect, understanding and appreciation for FN peoples
Provide opportunities for non-Aboriginal people to build a deeper respect for Ngurra and its central importance to TCs
Create 'Truth Telling' opportunities to deliver a complete narrative of Aboriginal and European histories and the history of the Blue Mountains
Deliver opportunities for self-determination based on traditional knowledge and contemporary education by supporting and advocating for the renewal and replacement of traditional economies for the FN community.
1.9 Economic enablers
VIC place brand activation
Callout for place brand activation and retail optimisation plan (contracted position)
Supplier charter at our VICS elevating TC offering
Collaboration for VIC core range (including better options for top sellers) - based on retail insight report for our VICs
VIC campaigns to support The Voice to Parliament, Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC week - plus demonstrate ongoing support
VIC stakeholder immersion events, On Country experience with Uncle Lex, Gully Traditional Owner On Country
experience with Uncle Dave
'Carbon offset' visitor program that funds Traditional Custodian regeneration of land - start with Katoomba Golf Course? Gully?
Contribution to options paper for Katoomba Falls Kiosk & Katoomba Civic Center (Victory Theatre model?)
Commission FN map of Blue Mountains (Bilingarra?)
Dual naming plan
Build on work already done at Echo Point (Rob Fallon) & in alignment with Federal and State agenda
Co-design DMP with cornerstone partners
Equality vs Equity vs Removing Barriers (Probity)
Already in place
Gully Traditional Custodians
Aboriginal Advisory Council
Dharug Ngurra Birrang?
Codesigned engagement protocols
Understanding & connection e.g. what are traditional economies for the FN people and how do we play a role in creating opportunities for self determination?
How do we integrate FN culture throughout BMCC?
The story of the Aboriginal Flag is a good example of bringing people together
What is the population of Aboriginal people in the Blue Mountains (as a %) and does this reflect in the % of Aboriginal people employed by BMCC?
Shayne to coordinate meeting with Aboriginal Culture and Resource Centre
Cultural induction (Visitor Economy team minimum including VICs, ideally Economy, Place, Visitation branch)
Debrief with key stakeholders - listen and hear, what is important, what are the improvement drivers
Partnership workshop - codesign and cocreate process