Casey Cardinia Libraries acknowledge the Bunurong and Wurundjeri Peoples of the Greater Koolin Nation upon whose ancestral lands the libraries are based.
Casey Cardinia Libraries recognise Indigenous Australian people as the first people of this continent, and understand that the history and knowledge developed over many thousands of years by Indigenous Australian people was severely disrupted by colonisation.
Colonisation has contributed to: the dispossession of Indigenous peoples from their lands; the dispersal and relocation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; the disruption of culture, spirituality, lore, custom and languages; the removals of children from families; and sustained impact on the socio-economic well-being of our first peoples.
We must recognize what has happened in the past in order to build a positive future for our whole community. By working towards reconciliation and taking practical steps we will grow stronger together.