"The City of Adelaide values its culturally diverse community and is committed to extending the process of Aboriginal reconciliation in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples."
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The Six Guiding Principles
Reconciliation KangarooCouncil will seek the advice and participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on key issues of
interest to the community, and will promote cooperative approaches on these issues between the City of Adelaide and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Council will enter into a process of negotiation to seek and record the views of local Aboriginal communities about reconciliation and other key issues.
3 Communication and Public Awareness
Council will promote its support of reconciliation to increase public awareness and understanding of the reconciliation process and, in particular, to ensure that the mainstream community is aware of the culture and legitimate aspirations of Indigenous peoples.
4 Service Provision
Council is committed to providing relevant community services and assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to minimise the disadvantages they suffer, where the responsibility to do so rests with Council, or to advocate for improved services to be provided by other levels of government. The Council will develop a policy and programs to encourage the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons.
5 Cultural Identity and Heritage
Council acknowledges the prior occupation of this land by the Kaurna people, and will seek opportunities to recognise Kaurna heritage through physical features of the City and by supporting community cultural activities.
Council will work with the Kaurna community to celebrate important Kaurna celebrations and events linked to significant sites in the City of Adelaide.