Respectful Communication &

There is no one size fits all for engaging with First Nations communities but most often, an open-minded approach, mutual respect and recognition of cultural authority are effective starting principles.

Operators will find that the ability to determine best practices for communication and engagement with First Nations people is somewhat limited due to the diverse perspectives and approaches that exist across different groups. Different avenues exist depending on factors of readiness and receptiveness to commercial opportunities.  Therefore, we recognise there is no “one size fits all”. Regardless, it remains worthwhile to engage in and practice Indigenous protocols wherever possible, to benefit the reconciliation process and ensure that Culture is preserved and celebrated.