Steps towards reconciliation
in community sport (& recreation) clubs
Posted on 14.10.2021
Culture within community sport (and outdoor recreation (Outdoors Queensland)) can take on a variety of meanings. We have the culture within the club environments itself which can include the practices, rituals and general ‘vibe’ around the club created by members, participants, coaches, families and the like.
In another aspect, culture can relate to our norms and ways of being as a society, this may include cultures of people from a variety of backgrounds, including those of traditional owners of our lands, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
With sport often being an outlet and even a ‘safe haven’ for many people, from a diverse range of backgrounds, and as we work towards ensuring clubs are safe spaces for people of all backgrounds, there are ways we can work both as individuals and together to create more inclusive clubs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, whilst also learning to understand and celebrate culture.
Community sporting (and outdoor recreation (Outdoors Queensland)) clubs have an opportunity to become allies, or even better accomplices for and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
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