We’re all different. Yet all the same

First people matter. History matters. The truth matters.

In acknowledging the First People of this land on which we now reside, it is fair, and feels right, to recognise that we may have a slightly different or nuanced way of stating our currently held truth on this subject.

My truth is that I enjoy a rare and special privilege. I raise my children and develop this business upon ancestral lands, nurtured by our First People for thousands of years. I pay respect to the spirit of Elders, past, present and forever emerging and acknowledge two truths: these lands were never ceded, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have played and will continue to play, a pivotal role in the successful emergence of a fully inclusive Australian society.

Clifford Moss – Co-Founder, Goodsmiths

When Meg and I were standing under the speaker at the climate strike, I was so inspired by the welcome to country. A Wominjeka (Woi-wurrung word for Welcome), he said, actually translates directly to “Come, with purpose” – which was why we’d gathered at the strike last Friday, and also why Goodsmiths, and Goodsmiths members come together!

Vonne Yang – Producer

If you’d a little more insight about why it’s important that we either welcome or (as non-indigenous folk) acknowledge Country take a look at this from Reconciliation Australia.

And, if you’d like to share your thoughts on this, think we’ve done it wrong, like it or would like to offer some advice please get in touch.