>> Share your position statement on social media. Make it clear what you stand for, and role model what good corporate citizenship looks like.
Here are some examples of position statements. Click on a picture to enlarge.
This is only a first step. Actions speak louder than words, and a position statement should be followed by concrete actions, such as:
>> Support Indigenous businesses. For every dollar you spend with an Indigenous business, $4.41 of social value is created, contributing toward economic self-determination and prosperity in Indigenous communities. Give those businesses a boost by sharing a post about them on social media.
>> Learn about the issues around incarceration through an Indigenous lens. Watch the film In My Blood It Runs, and organise a screening for your team.
>> Make a donation to an Indigenous-led organisation working for change in the community. Check out organisations like NASCA, which are Indigenous-led and act to create change in the community.
>> Keep following your Reconciliation Action Plan, and ensure it is up to date. Your RAP should not be the focus of your business for one week a year, but should be integrated into everyday work practices. If you do not have a Reconciliation Action Plan, you can talk to us at IPS about how to get started.
>> Consider having your actions peer-reviewed. This is a requirement if your organisation has an Elevate RAP, and still a positive and transparent step forward if it does not. You can build Corporate capacity by engaging an Indigenous business owner, and include them at your highest management level for specialist advice. It is an opportunity for two-way skills and knowledge transfer
>> Get to know your local traditional owner group and consider how you can advocate with them, at multiple levels. Join the movement and lead with inclusion and respect.