#Inkforgood was a fundraising campaign that aimed to raise funds to put a stop to scabies, a disease which affects 7 in 10 Indigenous children in remote communities.
It got under our skin that people suffered from a preventable disease like scabies in our own backyard.
Four of our supporters Greg Inglis, Karla Grant, Janis Blums & Steve showed their ultimate commitment and permanently inked themselves in support of our work. The rest of Australia got behind Samantha Harris by donating $15 or more to receive a temporary tattoo and shared photos on social media.
This symbol is a representation of partnership, or kinship, as better known in Indigenous culture. Kinship connects everything together and holds people close and strong. Kinship’s structure is circular, not hierarchical, with all elements being equal in importance.
This #inkforgood symbol represents how two cultures can build respectful relationships, learn from each other and work together. This bond holds us together, not as Indigenous and non-Indigenous, but as Australians.
Wearing this symbol as a permanent commitment shows that you are joining this partnership to put an end to preventable disease affecting the life expectancy in our country. It’s a representation of our people working together as one.