1. Read up – clue yourself up about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
2. Engage with Indigenous-led media – e.g. Indigenous X and NITV
3. Go to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events – e.g.
National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week
4. Find out about the traditional custodians in your local area
5. Encourage your workplace/school/organisation to do cultural competency
6. Volunteer or donate to Indigenous organisations or causes
7. Contract with Indigenous suppliers – Supply Nation is a national directory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses
8. Support Reconciliation Action Plans – encourage your school to create one
9. Read Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton – basically a Lonely Planet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia
10. Support organisations and peak bodies to fight for the rights
of Indigenous people
By Shannan Dodson, a Yawuru woman whose family comes from Rubibi (Broome). She is the Communications Manager for the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Leadership and Engagement at UTS.
Image: Michael Cook, Memorial, 2014, from the series Majority Rule, inkjet print on archival paper. UTS ART Collection on loan from the Corrigan Collection. Image courtesy the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY, Melbourne.