The MCB’s first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is intended to guide us in our collective journey to reconciliation through the implementation of agreed actions and deliverables which have been designed to build awareness, acknowledgement and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s culture and enduring connection to country.
After endorsement from Reconciliation Australia, the MCB’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan was officially launched by our Minister, the Hon. John Carey – Minister for Housing, Lands; Homelessness; Local Government at a ceremony held at Midland Cemetery on Thursday November 3 2022.
The Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan is the MCB’s first reconciliation plan and marks the commencement of our reconciliation journey. It sets the foundation upon which the MCB can prepare for future Reconciliation Action Plans and reconciliation initiatives.
The plan is an important step in consolidating and strengthening the MCB’s respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The actions under the plan will help achieve MCB’s mission to be a leader in cemetery management and delivering a caring and sensitive experience with burial, cremation and memorialisation services that reflect the community’s values and beliefs.
It will also help ensure that our cemetery management and service delivery is culturally sensitive and inclusive of First Nations people.
Image includes (from left): Cr. David Lucas Mayor of Swan, MCB Board Acting Chair Joe O’Dea, MCB CEO Kathlene Oliver, Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA, Hon. John Carey MLA, Senior Whadjuk Marmun Vaughn McGuire together with traditional dance performers.