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Celebrating our Reconciliation Journey

By August 11, 2021 No Comments

Today we celebrated NAIDOC Week.  Pushed back due to COVID restrictions, our Henderson based personnel gathered together to enjoy a very unique morning tea to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The event commenced with a Welcome to Country and didgeridoo performance by Reece Wilkes, a Wadjuk Nyoongar man born and raised on Wadjuk Boodjar Land (otherwise known as Perth).  Reece grew up aware and extremely passionate about his Aboriginal culture, showcasing his impressive skills on a didgeridoo passed down through his own family.

To help recognise, protect and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage Gather Foods, a majority owned Aboriginal business, provided native bush food inspired treats for all to enjoy.

As a 100% Australian owned and operated business, Orontide are proud to celebrate our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, as we continue our own journey and contribution towards achieving reconciliation in Australia.

We are delighted to see that we are making good progress through our RAP process, but our journey is just beginning and we have a long way to go.  The key to embracing Aboriginal people and combatting racism in our society is to learn more about, and understand, Aboriginal people and their culture.  Engagement and support of our Aboriginal employees is instrumental to our growth and success.  Their contribution and guidance are greatly appreciated and help us to open our eyes and work together to navigate the road ahead for our business.

To find out more about the commitment we have made to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement in our business, click here.