Hume City Council supports the work of the Hume Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (RAPWG). The RAPWG has improved council engagement with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and improved relationships with key First Peoples stakeholders. The RAPWG has increased council staff knowledge about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories through the delivery of cultural competency and cultural safety training, championed more events sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, and led the establishment of the Stolen Generations Marker Project.
The 2012 Victorian Local Government Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Survey found that 26 councils had established an Aboriginal advisory committee or similar structure. Reach out to neighbouring councils to see what has been successful about their structure.
Aboriginal Advisory Committee | City of Darebin
Aboriginal Action Committee | Mildura Rural City Council
Reconciliation Action Plan Advisory Committee | Banyule City Council
Victorian Local Government Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Survey 2012 | Reconciliation Victoria