July 09, 2018
Junction Australia has proudly launched Reflect, our first Reconciliation Action Plan.
The initiative will keep the organisation accountable and on track in truly demonstrating our commitment to reconciliation. Making this project particularly special is that the amazing artwork for the Plan was provided by Emmarita, a local artist and Junciton client.
There are many elements to the story behind the painting including Emmarita’s experiences as a JA client and also her local community links.
Emmarita said the centre of the painting represents “the carers, social workers and support workers, who all join together as a safe place and healthy relationships with young Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
“The outer top corners are the young people connecting thorugh strength and resilience and the guidance of the communities, as young people are committed to work together to create their opportunities for healing, growth and a brighter future.
“The blue tracks leading between the centre and the corners are the young people’s pathways as they begin to create a safe path that will eventually lead the young people to a place they can call home, and the bottom half represents the Onkaparinga lands.”