Programs and Initiatives

Participants learn an Indigenous dance at the launch of Our Uluru Response trustbuilding project at Armagh


Supporting justice and reconciliation

Learn from traditional wisdom of Australia’s First Peoples and elders, and see our country with fresh eyes. Respond to our nation's need for remembrance, respect, and restoration.

The Trustbuilding Project builds our collective capacity to listen. We create opportunities for truth hearing and truth telling about past and present injustices, as the basis for new understanding. We apply shared principles and values in places where trust has been broken.

Through a three-year Trustbuilding Project, Initiatives of Change (IofC) Australia is working in partnership with First Nations leaders to build relationships of trust and respect between First Nations, mainstream, and migrant communities in Australia.

The Trustbuilding Project works in partnership with First Nations partners, including Uncle Shane Charles, a Yorta Yorta, Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung man, First Nations community leader and educator, and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Victoria.


Upcoming Events

Program News

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The Canadian team seek to join and learn from the national conversation with Australian First Nations people.


‘Painted Stories’ — Women of the Central Australian Desert: Aboriginal Art Auction 2022, featuring First Nations female artists from Utopia.


Sarah Naarden, Trustbuilding Program Manager reflects on how growing a community of practice in trustbuilding can be likened to cultivating pearls.


Carol Vale speaks of her love of people and country, and the importance of Makarrata.


Ron Lawler shares his personal reconciliation journey with a deep commitment to truth telling for national healing.


IofCA launches ‘Turruk’—a series of eight online events bringing First Nations’ traditional knowledge and culture to all Australians.