Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander information
Australia’s First Peoples are represented by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have different and distinct languages, histories and cultures.
Cairns Regional Council respects the First Peoples who are the Bama – the Aboriginal rainforest people who are traditional custodians/ owners of the lands that cover our region. We also acknowledge other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people who also call our region home.
All Council services, programs and information are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to use and utilise so that they can participate fully in community life. It is Council’s commitment to provide services and opportunities that are respectful and accessible to all members of our community.
Our Council is the first local government in Queensland to have developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). This RAP will form the base of our commitment to help strengthen and build relationships and understanding between First Peoples and non-indigenous people within our organisation and throughout our region. Council also seeks to create and provide opportunities that support and improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Community Grants
- Guidelines for Kup Mari preparation
- First Peoples Advisory Committee
- Nomination Form for the First Peoples Advisory Committee
- Indigenous Employment Strategy
For more information please phone Brendan Leishman, Indigenous Special Projects Officer on 4099 9419, 1800 070 444 (toll free) or email email@example.com.