Indigenous Collection We are committed to improving access and equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through library services and collections. The Indigenous Collections are available at all library branches.
This collection aims to ensure: * Aboriginal and Torres Strait collections, culture and traditions are represented in public library spaces; * Continued identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island material within existing collections; and * Act in accordance with established protocols for Indigenous materials.
Indigenous Advisory Committee The Libraries Indigenous Advisory Committee is a Library consultative group representing the local community to consult between Mackay Regional Council Libraries and Mackay’s Indigenous and Australian South Sea Islander community.
Committee Members: Mullum Stone Jenny Binsiar Norell Binsiar Starrett Vea Vea John Kennell Rhiannon Minneconn Philip Kemp Deb Netuschil Uncle George Tonga Yonni Foan Veronica Ahwang Cindy Willett
Mackay Aboriginal Language Committee The Mackay Aboriginal Language Committee is in partnership with Mackay Regional Council Libraries. The Mackay Aboriginal language is currently being revived and preserved.
Committee Members: Deb Netuschil - Coordinator Veronica Ahwang - Language Worker Philip Kemp - Language Worker Uncle George Tonga - Elder Darren Mooney - Custodian Robert Tonga - Custodian Jenny Binsiar - Volunteer
ASSI Protocols The purpose of the Protocols Document is to assist the development of inclusive library services and appropriate collections which recognises the tradition and culture of Australian South Sea Island people.