Orange Sky was founded in Meanjin (Brisbane, Australia) on Turrbal and Yuggera Country. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters across Australia, and acknowledge that sovereignty was not ceded. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as the oldest continuous living cultures in human history. We pay our respect and honour to Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all First Nations people. At Orange Sky, we are committed to listening, learning, and working together with respect and humility to create a positive future and meaningful change.
Orange Sky’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is our commitment to improving health and social outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across our culture, policies, opportunities and spaces in which we operate. We will prioritise reconciliation through our relationships, respect, opportunities and governance.
Foster safe and inclusive relationships based on two way learning.
Listen, learn, act upon and empower the voices and perspectives of First Nations people.
Provide equitable health, social and economic outcomes across our services, organisation and culture.
Prioritise reconciliation within our policies, culture, opportunities, and spaces in which we operate.
ABOUT THE RAP ARTWORK
The powerful cover artwork is the ancestral creation story of artist, Rhoda Tjitayi’s, grandmother. ‘Piltati Tjukurpa’ creation story depicts an important cultural site in the Western Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands near Nyapori Community. The tjukurpa (story) follows two sisters, Wanyinta and Alartjatjarra, who travel the lands hunting for food, along with their husbands.
Rhoda is an accomplished artist and Pitjantjatjara woman, South Australia. Rhoda is also a translator and singer-songwriter in Pitjantjatjara language.
Rhoda’s artwork has significant meaning to Orange Sky. While on Anangu land, an innovation for a new clothes dryer was developed. The Waru Dryer uses 90 per cent less electrical energy and is wrapped with Rhoda’s artwork to pay respect to the past, present and future innovations on Rhoda’s custodial lands and beyond.