Programs and Initiatives

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

Trustbuilding

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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Presentation of Star of Taroom project by John Danalis and Alan Hamilton
Credit: Laura Fontaine
27-Apr-2021

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

16-Apr-2021

Write now to the Federal government to urge them to enable a constitutionally-enshrined Voice to Parliament.

Thomas Mayor, Torres Strait Islander and rights campaigner, delivers the keynote address at the launch of Our Uluru Response. / Credit: Eike Zeller
30-Mar-2021

The trustbuilding project ‘Our Uluru Response’ launched in Melbourne on 19 March.

Indigenous music and dance at the launch of Our Uluru Response at Armagh. / Credit: Alex Childs
23-Mar-2021

The launch of Our Uluru Response, a trust building project for truth telling and truth hearing with and about Australia's First Nations.

15-Mar-2021

David Mills wrote the song ‘The Rock’ in 1988, the 200th anniversary of the First Fleet’s arrival in Sydney Cove.

17-Feb-2021

Australians from different backgrounds visit an old Aboriginal settlement in Cherbourg, Queensland, on Wakka Wakka traditional lands.