Reconciliation Victoria believes educating students about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and Australia's true history, is fundamental to achieving long-term change and meaningful reconciliation. As a part of this work, Reconciliation Victoria is working with Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali team and key education stakeholders to more deeply understand the Victorian education sectors needs in the reconciliation space and to identify what could be our unique contribution in supporting Victorian schools and early learning services in understanding and promoting a holistic and collaborative approach to reconciliation.
Reconciliation Victoria’s work in education is aligned to the Victorian Government’s Marrung Aboriginal Education Plan, working with key stakeholders towards ensuring the entire school community understands and respects Koorie culture, history, knowledge and contributions. This project will focus on supporting teachers and educators to drive this cultural change in their schools/centres.
This project has two streams:
• Promoting the Narragunnawali online resource for schools and early learning services to support reconciliation.
• Establishing Reconciliation Victoria’s future work supporting reconciliation in schools and early learning services based on local needs.
Reconciliation Australia's Narragunnawali (pronounced narra-gunna-wally) is a national program that provides free curriculum resources that are accessible for everyone. Reconciliation Victoria has partnered with Reconciliation Australia's Narragunnawali team to support schools and early learning services in Victoria to take meaningful action towards reconciliation in the classroom, around the school and with the community. Narragunnawali provides practical ways of introducing and strengthening knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions in Australian schools and early learning services.
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To learn more about how to get started on Narragunnawali and how Reconciliation Victoria can support your school and early learning service's journey in reconciliation, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2008, Reconciliation Victoria in conjunction with Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) and the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc. (VAEAI), were pleased to organise and host a dedicated education conference for teachers and principals across the state of Victoria.
Despite receiving no funding from the Victorian Education Department; due to high demand and our belief in the necessity of such an initiative, Reconciliation Victoria decided to run the conference with whatever support it could muster from other sources.
Reconciliation Victoria hosted an estimated minimum of over 200 people in attendance, with representatives from over 70 schools.