GC2018 RAP Legacy – GOLDOC Yugambeh Advisory Groups
The GC2018 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was a first for a Commonwealth Games, a first for a major Australian sporting event and a winner of the 2018 Queensland Premier’s Reconciliation Award.
This content, put together by GC2018 Organising Committee GOLDOC, provides a snapshot of the GC2018 RAP journey acknowledging the significant contributions of the Yugambeh Elders Advisory Group and Indigenous Working Group.
The GC2018 RAP generated more than $14 million in contracts and revenue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and organisations, provided employment and training for up to 1,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and supported cultural capability training and integration at events across every aspect of the Games, whilst creating lasting cultural programs and initiatives.
Yabru First Nations Welcome
On the eve of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), a Yabru (Yabru meaning “one” in Yugambeh language) First Nations Welcome event took place at Dreamworld Corroboree. The event displayed a cultural exchange between representatives from participating Commonwealth Games Associations and local Traditional Custodians of the Yugambeh Language Group Region.
First Nation participation included 26 nations, featuring traditional performances from Sri Lanka, Ghana, South Africa, Canada, the Cook Islands and New Zealand.