Reflecting on reconciliation at Infoxchange
Embracing the Culture and Country upon which we work
We are committed to the Uluru Statement from the Heart and work to amplify the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Infoxchange is proud to work extensively throughout Australia, supporting Indigenous-led organisations with technology aiding the support they provide for their communities.
Our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan provides a framework for cultural engagement at Infoxchange. This year, we have activated our commitment to reconciliation through events, education and cultural engagement, prioritising our support for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
In the months leading up to the referendum, Infoxchange was an active member of Allies for Uluru - a civil society network supporting the Voice to Parliament – including submissions to Parliament, internal and external advocacy, and launching a digital referendum resource on Ask Izzy.
We were deeply disappointed in the outcome of the referendum. We will continue listening as allies as we journey towards reconciliation, amplifying culture where we can and supporting Indigenous-led initiatives focused on reducing disadvantage.
We are now working to implement the next stage of our Reconciliation Action Plan in the coming year.
Welcome to Country and Culture at our new Melbourne Office
Led by the Reconciliation Working Group, this year, we were honoured to have Uncle Perry Wandin join us at the opening of our new office in Melbourne to welcome our local team to Country.
As part of our ongoing work to engage Aboriginal culture, our Reconciliation Action Group also engaged Aunty Gail from the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation to help with naming the meeting rooms in the new office.
With the location close to the Yarra River, Aunty Gail chose the Woi Wurrung words to “represent the many stories from the Birrarung: a sacred place and source of life that has supported the Wurundjeri people to thrive for thousands of years.”
Room names now reflect the local flora and fauna of the Birrarung, such as Bial (River Red Gum), Muyan (Silver Wattle), Dulum (Duck) and Duat (Fish) and assist in connecting language with the local Country we work upon, in a meaningful way.