The Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association (HICSA) was established in December 2009
“To establish a welcoming and culturally affirming place in Healesville that provides a central point of contact for community members, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, for information, services and programs that are focused on building a healthy, strong and skilled community”
The Association and its members are committed to working collaboratively and harmoniously to achieve the above vision. To work towards the general betterment of Aboriginal people and, specifically, for the advancement of Aboriginal people in Healesville and the Yarra Ranges.
Acknowledgement to Country
The Board of the Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association Incorporated would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Wurundjeri, and pay respects to their Elders past and present. We would also like to acknowledge those peoples, including Elders, who came to live on Wurundjeri land from all over Australia as a result of dispossession from their homelands, and in more recent times through choice. We will strive to uphold a cultural respect model that further includes and strengthens all our people, stories, traditions and culture for now and future generations.
HICSA hosted another community lunch on Wednesday 21st March to celebrate ‘Harmony Day’ and ‘National Close the Gap Day’. The lunch was smaller this time as the weather very rainy, windy and cold. About 20 people enjoyed lasagne, salad and a yummy healthy dessert made by the women’s group that morning.
The next Community Lunch will be held on Thursday 26th April at 12:30pm. It will be held in recognition of Anzac Day and in honour of Aboriginal Service men and women heroes. Aunty Dot Peters who has worked passionately for the recognition of Aboriginal service men and women will be at the lunch.
(Any volunteers that would like to help prepare the food for Community Lunches are more than welcome – and very much appreciated!!)