QAI Statement on January 26

QAI respectfully acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples and the Owners/Custodians of the land on which we work and live. We recognise the important role they have within community and country and pay our respects to the Elders of this land past, present and future.

QAI also recognises First Nations Australians with disability and the intersectional disadvantage they experience in the form of ableism and racism.

Text "Always was Always will be" in black and red around a yellow circle, making the shapes of the Aboriginal flag
Image from Clothing The Gap

We acknowledge the tremendous hurt and mourning of First Nations peoples on the 26th of January.

 

QAI has released a statement on our view of January 26, along with a short list of First Nations Peoples, their creative works, organisations and resources, which we can all learn from.