Our vision and objectives
Our vision is for Indigenous people to be able to engage on equal terms with the wider Australian society, and its organisations and systems.
The ARDS’ Board of Directors key objective is to deliver services to Indigenous community members which support their self-empowerment to navigate the complex cross-cultural realities they face on a daily basis.
We achieve this objective by ‘spanning the gap’ that often exists between mainstream services and the information they typically share, and the information Indigenous communities want and need.
We develop bespoke, culturally competent community information services that are delivered by a range of mediums directly to Indigenous communities.
We also provide strategic advice to mainstream services and assist them to develop tailored approaches that will enhance the cultural relevance of communication for an Indigenous audience.
To further enhance the quality of life for Indigenous people, and provide a rich foundation for our communication services, we also deliver cultural and language maintenance projects, and traditional and contemporary entertainment.