Episode 17: River Dreaming and Reconciliation

Guest Speaker: Richie Allan

In this episode, Siwan chats with Richie Allan about reconciliation and the importance of listening to Indigenous perspectives, particularly when it comes to our rivers. Richie comes from the Kamilaroi and Ngunnawal nations and is co-Director of the Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation. Richie has been working with the ARRC over the last year to help us develop a Reconciliation Action Plan. Today we are talking to Richie about what reconciliation means to him and how we might, through our individual and organisational actions, continue along the path of recognising, respecting and reconciling our past with the future and how our individual actions can contribute to reconciling Australia.

 

In this episode, Siwan chats with Richie Allan about reconciliation and the importance of listening to Indigenous perspectives, particularly when it comes to our rivers. Richie comes from the Kamilaroi and Ngunnawal nations and is co-Director of the Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation. Richie has been working with the ARRC over the last year to help us develop a Reconciliation Action Plan. Today we are talking to Richie about what reconciliation means to him and how we might, through our individual and organisational actions, continue along the path of recognising, respecting and reconciling our past with the future and how our individual actions can contribute to reconciling Australia.

'River Dreaming' artwork by Richie Allen

For more information on the Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, please visit www.traditional-owners.com.au

This year’s Reconciliation Week marks 55 years since Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians were formally recognised in the Australian census, and 30 years since the Australian High Court delivered its ruling on the Mabo case, paving the way for legal recognition of Indigenous Australians as custodians and owners of their land through Native Title. We still have a long way to go.

Some resources on reconciliation