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BIC Services hosts a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony

By June 3, 2019 No Comments


 
BIC Services are in the early stages of their RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan) which was launched late 2018. Reconciliation Week has been a time for us to be able to reflect on this commitment and show our support for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Grounded in Truth, walk together in courage is the theme for this year’s Reconciliation Week.

Today is Mabo Day, and we were lucky enough to have Aunty Donna lead a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony on the grounds of the new South Eveleigh Precinct. BIC Services manages the commercial cleaning on this site and today, we were honoured to show our commitment, not only to our clients but also to our own team, for the reconciliation process. Aunty Donna put it well, Truth is the common thread – we all share the responsibility in ensuring the voice of the Aboriginal people is heard, acknowledged and appreciated. For BIC Services we are doing this through participating in the RAP process, providing opportunities to our Indigenous community through employment and of course supporting the community run organisations such as Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation, The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence and Supply Nation.

BIC Services is one of over 1,000 Australian organisations who have committed to form Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs). We are proud to be leading the way, alongside many of our partners and industry colleagues who are focused on improving lives, reconciling differences and creating a unified Australia.