How to be an Indigenous Ally

Educate Yourself

Reconciliation NSW recommends learning and understanding more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ histories, Cultures, Languages, technology and land management techniques. Educating yourself is the first step in the journey towards reconciliation.

When some Australians begin to find out about the true history of Australia, they often ask; “What can I do”. Many people are surprised that they were never told or taught about the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Some people may have to ‘unlearn’ what they might have been previously led to believe.


Resources for allies:


More to read

  • Dark Emu – Bruce Pascoe
  • Young Dark Emu – Bruce Pascoe
  • Welcome to Country – Marcia Langton
  • Welcome to Country Youth Edition – Marcia Langton
  • Talking to my Country – Stan Grant

The above words are from the Sydney Language recorded by William Dawes and researched by Jakelin Troy

Be an Ally

Ngalaya  –   Ally, friend in battle

Act as a friend, stand up for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Gamarada – Friend or comrade

Reconciliation is about respect and friendship

Gumal – Friendship Join Reconciliation NSW Become a member, receive our newsletters and stay up to date.
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