NRMA Insurance, a proud supporter of the First Nations communities and the Reconciliation movement in Australia, has forged a new partnership to help increase awareness about the traditional lands of First Nations people from the Wonnarua, Wiradjuri, and Dharawal countries.
NRMA has teamed up with three local Aboriginal land councils and three Aboriginal artists to create artworks that will appear on billboards in the Princes Highway in Heathcote, the Newell Highway south-west of Dubbo, and the New England Highway south of Singleton in time for NAIDOC Week.
“Our artworks are designed to create awareness and help drivers connect with the land as they pass through and contribute to a proud and shared national identity for all Australians,” said Phil Lockyer, NRMA Insurance executive manager for safer communities. “We hope to work with local communities, land councils, and First Nations artists from around New South Wales to create similar signs. We’d welcome other organisations and communities to join us in honouring 50,000 plus years of First Nations history and heritage in New South Wales.”
NRMA Insurance’s parent company IAG launched its third Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in February. The insurance giant was also among 13 major organisations that expressed its support of the Uluru Statement of the Heart, which calls for the establishment of the First Nations voice in the constitution.