Our Statement of Healing

IAIM Australia maintains a commitment to reconciliation with the Indigenous People of Australia.

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We respectfully acknowledge all of the past and present traditional custodians of this land, and the seas     that surround it. It is a privilege for us to be living in a land that flourished under the care of Aboriginal     people for over fifty-thousand years.

We acknowledge, are Sorry for, and express our great sadness for the treatment and disadvantage that Aboriginal people have experienced as a result of colonisation. We are committed to being active in a healing process which ensures that Aboriginal people experience the same health, social and economic outcomes as non-Aboriginal Australians.

We also acknowledge the contributions of the many Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians who care for and nurture the babies and children of our country. We support the notion that children represent a society’s future. We believe it is through working together to respect and value the needs of all babies, children and their families, that healing of this country will be attained and that we can be whole.

Ratified by the Management Committee On Behalf of the International Association of Infant Massage, Australia January 2011