We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people, who are the traditional owners of the land on which our office in Parkville is located. We wholeheartedly support and contribute to the process of Reconciliation.
Community media is integral to sustaining our rich First Nations languages and cultures and building a broader understanding and appreciation of the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories. While helping to bridge the gap through awareness of cultures, the projects we support help our First Nations people celebrate place and identity, share stories in community languages, preserve culture and express unique perspectives.
Support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture extends well beyond our funding of media. We encourage community broadcasters to involve Indigenous broadcasters in their work and to follow media guidelines that are respectful of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander customs.
We are also very fortunate to have representatives of Indigenous community media as key decision-makers in our organisation, including our Board, Grants Advisory Committees and Grant Assessors.