Reconciliation and recognition of Australia’s First Peoples

Critical Path respectfully acknowledges the Gadigal as the traditional custodians of the land where the organisation is based and pays respect to all First Nations Australians and their Elders.

Critical Path understands that we collectively as white peoples and white institutions have much to learn from the highly sophisticated systems of Knowledge and Governance of First Nations people. We are trying to place these at the centre of what we do, whilst upholding their Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights (ICIP) and ownership of their own Knowledges and Governance. Our approach is to be anti-racist and create autonomous self-governing models, led by First Nations peoples.

Critical Path’s Board (committee) has been exploring a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) process as part of ensuring that we address the issues and needs of First Nation Australian peoples. This has included considering the appropriateness of a RAP at this time. The following document has been created as part of our review of how we currently, and over the last five years, have addressed reconciliation and recognition as an organisation. This is part of an ongoing process.

Download Critical Path’s Reconciliation and recognition of Australia’s First Peoples working document.