Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) acknowledges Victorian Aboriginal people as the traditional owners and custodians of the land, seas and waterways and pay our respect to Elders, both past and present. We acknowledge the importance of relationships and family connectedness in Aboriginal culture.
The contribution of Aboriginal Victorians has shaped our knowledge of this state and our identity. All Victorians benefit from the generosity of Aboriginal people sharing the land and their culture.
RAV is committed to an ongoing process of reconciliation. We will actively engage in redressing inequitable distributions of the physical, spiritual and political economy, in regards to Aboriginal issues.
We recognise and acknowledge that dispossession of country, and the disruption to family connections has resulted in a breakdown of social networks created through Aboriginal knowledge, law and culture. RAV recognises the continuous intergenerational impact of the history of invasion, policy and legislation.
RAV recognises and apologises for the atrocities that have been perpetrated on Aboriginal Victorians and their ancestors, and the continued impact on Aboriginal people and communities today.