CHL Managing Director
Community Housing Limited seeks to contribute to the journey of reconciliation and further develop our culture as an organisation that acknowledges and fosters awareness and respect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their histories and their cultures through both our work practices and our organisational environments.
STATEMENT OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND COMMITMENT
Community Housing Limited (CHL) acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were the first Australians and were dispossessed by the European occupation starting more than two centuries ago. The arrival of Europeans, as recently as the 20th century in some remote regions, brought unmitigated impacts to Traditional Owners and to their country.
CHL acknowledges that Indigenous Australians consequently lost their land, and many lost their families, children, beliefs and their lives.
Through ensuing policies of removal, segregation and assimilation; disadvantage and other legacy impacts continue to this day.
This noted, CHL celebrates the survival and resilience of Indigenous culture across Australia’s many traditional lands and language groups. We also recognize the right of Indigenous people to determine their own future and to live in accordance with their own values and customs.
We commit ourselves to securing and respecting Indigenous peoples’ diversity and culture.
CHL recognizes the valuable contribution of Indigenous Australians in all walks of life and looks forward to working together in partnership, with mutual respect and on an equal footing.