As a business gratefully located on the land of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, we invited local elder Charles 'Chikka' Madden to join our whole company stand-up meeting today.
Chika welcomed us to Country and provided us with an account of his time coming from the country, growing up in Redfern, working in Sydney, later creating ceramics and sharing his artwork with royalty. We learned about the mix of cultures in our local area and we discussed the importance of our weekly Acknowledgement of Country in our meetings.
We were grateful for Chikka's time and continue to concede that the land upon which we work always was and always will be Aboriginal Land. We recognise National Reconciliation Week and hope that as a nation we can move forward towards a point of reconciliation that is appropriate and fully supportive of our First Nation communities.