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Reconciliation at Facebook

Facebook is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities celebrate their culture, access education and embrace their economic potential. We have committed to publishing our first Reconciliation Action Plan in 2021.

Celebrating NAIDOC 2021

We’re working in partnership with more than 10 organisations to collaborate on initiatives that support First Nations people and communities.

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Connect to Country and ask “Where you from?”

Facebook has partnered with Campfire x to launch ‘Connect to Country’– a movement to drive awareness amongst all Australians of the culturally significant Country upon which they live and work every day.

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Building career pathways with Indigitek

We are collaborating with Indigitek to build career pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in technology, advertising and social media. Through events, ongoing support and Facebook Blueprint scholarships, we will support participants in their early or mid-career to improve their skills and access opportunities.

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Investing in First Nations creators

In partnership with Screen Australia supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social media creators in mentoring, training and content funding. The program aims to accelerate up to fifteen First Nations up-and-coming local talent and amplify diverse voices across the social media landscape and will involve training sessions and workshops covering product, creativity, safety and well-being, along with mentored guidance on digital production and social media strategy.

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Understanding the experiences of Indigenous peoples online

Facebook supported Macquarie University Department of Indigenous Studies in new research focussed on listening and learning from the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia, to better support their experience online.

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Building capacity and economic empowerment

In partnership with Supply Nation we are empowering Indigenous businesses through free Boost with Facebook education, positive storytelling and diverse procurement.

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Supporting Indigenous young women

We partnered with the Alannah & Madeline Foundation to provide a new stream of online safety education, supporting the Stars Foundation Cyber Safety initiative.

The Safe Sistas program aims to empower young Indigenous women to have a safe and positive online experience, equipping participants with the skills to support their personal safety and privacy in a culturally relevant way.

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Celebrating National Reconciliation Week 2021

The theme of the 2021 National Reconciliation Week is “More than a word.” We will be celebrating National Reconciliation Week by building relationships with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partners, participating in cultural education and promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices on Facebook and Instagram.

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Facebook Reconciliation Action Plan

Building on our investments to date supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, we have committed to publishing a Reconciliation Action Plan in 2021, focussed on elevating opportunities to celebrate culture, build careers and create further opportunities for education and economic prosperity. Our Reconciliation Action Plan will be guided by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group.

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