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.


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Uncle Shane Charles takes up a Cultural Residency at Armagh.


Graeme Cordiner tells why embracing the memory of Myall Creek opens a space for Australians to own our history.


‘Our Uluru Response,’ IofCA’s Trustbuilding Project, is planning cultural events, site visits, film evenings and a special Yarning Circle series.


A four-speaker panel discussed how we can all become agents of change in the unfinished apology to our Stolen Generations.

Presentation of Star of Taroom project by John Danalis and Alan Hamilton
Credit: Laura Fontaine

Australians are telling and hearing the truths of First Nations people in homes and small groups, prompted by IofCA’s trustbuilding project.


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