Mumbulla Community Foundation recognises the First Nations peoples as the first people and Custodians of Country. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which Mumbulla Community Foundation operates, the people of the Yuin Nation, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Mumbulla Community Foundation acknowledges the invitation extended to all of us in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and supports the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution and through a Voice.
First Nations peoples are a vital part of the wider Bega Valley Community that the Mumbulla Community Foundation serves. By ensuring Recognition and that they are heard on issues affecting them, we believe the Recognition and Voice will achieve practical outcomes for local Aboriginal communities and help close the gap. We also view it as an important step toward reconciliation that will make us all even prouder as Australians and enable Australia to stand even taller on the global stage.
We acknowledge that there are a range of views within the Bega Valley community. We believe in and support respectful engagement about the upcoming referendum. The Foundation is making its views known, not to tell anyone how they should vote, but rather because they strongly align with our mission and we wish to foster respectful community discussion.