Our Vision for Reconcilliation

NUAA’s vision for reconciliation is of an inclusive Australia, an Australian society that respects and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures. It is a nation where everyone prospers and thrives, where everyone experiences equity in health and the power and freedom of self‐determination. This is an Australia that has abolished harmful and discriminatory laws and supports the rights, health and dignity of all people, including those who use drugs. Reconciliation is a way of being, a cornerstone of our citizenship, where we hold deep regard for the people on whose land we all live.

 “The Rise Project”

The main purpose of the Community Consultation Rapid Scoping Project Among Aboriginal People Who Inject Drugs (the RISE Project) was to inform the NUAA about the needs of Aboriginal people who inject drugs. The Project responded to the dearth of information available about Aboriginal PWID. The Project utilised a peer-led focus group methodology to consult with Aboriginal people who inject in urban and regional sites across NSW. NUAA has developed strategies to address the RISE Project recommendations the first being the PeerLink Express Project in Redfern. Read the RISE Project report (pdf).

Our Special Edition of User’s News

“Blackout”, UN #73, was developed with the commitment and input of over 40 Aboriginal people who use drugs, led by Guest Editor Joanne Brown, a seven strong expert Editorial Committee and an awesome peer driven Editorial Board of seven people who use drugs. The edition was devoted to things important to Aboriginal people who use drugs and we are very proud of it. Thanks to everyone who made this issue possible. Please download it and read about the double discrimination that is faced by Aboriginal people who use drugs every day.

Just Say Know Mural

“The Mob” Just Say Know mural at Redfern train station was a NUAA Tribes project back in 1998, and we are still working on it! State Rail are looking to revamp the mural on its street side walls and NUAA is active in the ongoing process.

NUAA’S Reconciliation Action Plan

NUAA’s Reconciliation Action Plan is attached to our KPIs and is something we take very seriously. NUAA is currently working on the latest version of our Reconciliation Action Plan, it will be posted on this site as soon as it is ready.

NAIDOC Week Celebrations

NUAA staff take part in, support, and celebrate NAIDOC week celebrations every year. Check out our calendar.