Acknowledgement of Country
Western Sydney Community Legal Centre (WSCLC) Limited would like to acknowledge the Burramattagal people of the Darug Nation, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and the and Ku-Ring-Gai people who are the traditional custodians of the land on which all our offices are located and where we conduct our work.
We acknowledge and pay respects to Elders, past and present, who have given us time, knowledge, and guidance. We appreciate the rich contribution and resilience that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and youth provide to WSCLC Limited and the community.
WSCLC Limited continues to work together with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, and our non-Aboriginal staff, to better our understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the ongoing connection to the land, waters, and seas. We are committed to creating a genuine appreciation for the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their contribution to the workplace and community, and in turn, we are working towards reconciliation. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.
Our RAP Artwork
Isaiah Sines is the artist.
Isaiah is a Dunghutti Man (Kempsey). Isaiah was raised in Mount Druitt and was victim to many systems growing up (child protection, Community Services and the Justice system). Isaiah participated in Youth Koori Court and is now a Just Reinvest NSW Ambassador and a strong advocate for Koori kids in the same situations as he was when growing up.
“I have experienced a lot in my life and that is why I wanted to become a youth ambassador with Just Reinvest. I hope to be able to use this position to advocate for other Koori kids who are going through what I went through and hopefully prevent the future generations from being affected by the same systems I grew up in – this artwork was inspired by my son. It has his handprints and footprints so he can start his journey.”