Highlights from this wurekka (yarn)
The City of Greater Bendigo partners with Kinaway and features Sharlee's RAP artwork.
- The Reconciliation Action Plan 2021-2025 Barpungu artwork was adopted by the Greater City of Bendigo in September 2020 and launched during NAIDOC week, November 2020.
- The Council Plan 2021-2025 Mir wimbul (community protocol) represents the City of Greater Bendigo’s commitment to reconciliation and is a first step in delivering on Kinaway's new Community vision 2021-2031.
The City of Greater Bendigo partners with Kinaway
A 12-month project aiming to increase the level of procurement of goods, services and works from Aboriginal businesses, across central Victoria local government agencies in Local Government was completed in June 2021.
As part of the procurement project, the City saw it as imperative to partner with Kinaway to ensure ongoing visibility and access to Aboriginal businesses.
The City is committed to an annual membership to assist identifying and supporting Aboriginal businesses.The partnership is a great way to access Aboriginal businesses and inform them of current procurement opportunities, and promotes Aboriginal procurement opportunities to buyers and suppliers.
About the Artwork BARPANGU (build together)
"I am a Dja Dja Wurrung woman living on Country in Bendigo. I completed VCE at Bendigo Senior Secondary College in 2019 and studied art throughout my academic years.
In my art, I am interested in bright and traditional colour, using organic lines, cultural symbols and adding my own personal interpretation to explore my cultural identity.
The artwork for the Reconciliation Plan (below) is in the shape of a shield, with traditional symbolism and colours of reconciliation from all elements being protected by the subject. In the centre, reconciliation is created."