The draft Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Engagement Guide has been developed by Ipswich City Council as a tool to assist with initiating and improving engagement between council, our Traditional Owners and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.
Council has three objectives in developing and adopting the engagement guide:
1. Improve awareness and understanding of First Nations culture and protocols across Ipswich
2. Undertake culturally responsive engagement which achieves meaningful outcomes
3. Establish the endorsed Representative Engagement Groups identified in the Indigenous Accord 2020-2025.
This draft engagement guide is council's initial proposal to achieve these objectives. The contents are drafted as a starting point for community consultation and engagement.
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