- Last updated:
- 16 May 2018
The Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2017-2019 supports social and economic opportunities for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of the Sunshine Coast.
National Reconciliation Week 2018: Don't Keep History a Mystery
Sunshine Coast Council is hosting a National Reconciliation Week morning tea in each of its eight libraries in keeping with this year’s theme of Don’t Keep History a Mystery. In addition, the works of Lyndon Davis, Gubbi Gubbi artist, will be on display in the Maroochydore Library art space from 21 May 2018. On May 30 there will be a free community screening of the powerful documentary Zach’s Ceremony at Majestic Cinemas Nambour. Bookings are essential for Zach’s Ceremony.
Council is also supporting community led National Reconciliation Week events, including Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group's Recognition Walk and Shared History Seminar and Reconciliation Week With Gail Mabo hosted by the University of the Sunshine Coast.
For the full list of activities and events in National Reconciliation Week download the brochure.
Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners Protocols
Council supports the practice of procuring Welcomes to Country from and acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the Sunshine Coast; the Kabi Kabi people and the Jinibara people.
The Queensland Government provides a description of the Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Traditional Owner protocols.
For information about suppliers of Welcomes to Country please contact Council’s RAP Officer.
Watch Lyndon Davis explain the significance of his artwork "His Native Place" which is displayed at the Sunshine Coast Airport and featured in council's RAP.
Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dates of significance
Sunshine Coast Council recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dates of significance. For a comprehensive list, visit the Anti-discrimination Commission of Queensland’s Calendar of events of importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Strengthening Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses on the Sunshine Coast
Economic independence is one of the building blocks of successful communities. Sunshine Coast Council supports linking local, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses with private sector and government supply chains.
The Black Business Finder is an initiative of ICN (the Industry Capability Network). It is Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business directory. For a list of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses, under region select “South East Queensland” and under Local Government Area select “Sunshine Coast”.
For more information, contact council’s customer service centre.