Reconciliation Victoria have identified Education: Schools and Early Learning as a Strategic Priority Area and Goal (Strategic Plan 2017-2027).
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 will work with Narragunnawali and key education stakeholders to more deeply understand the Victorian education sector's 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 an holistic and collaborative approach to reconciliation.
Narragunnawali (pronounced narra-gunna-wally) is a national program that is free and accessible to everyone! Reconciliation Victoria has partnered with Reconciliation Australia to support schools and early learning services in Victoria to take meaningful action toward reconciliation in the classroom, around the school and with the community.
Narragunnawali is targeted at Australian schools and early learning services. Narragunnawali aims to foster high levels of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions. Narragunnawali consists of four components to achieve Reconciliation in Education:
> Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) for schools and early learning providers;
> Curriculum resources linked to Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework;
> Online Professional learning resources for educators;
> Biennial Narragunnawali Awards;
For more information please check out Reconciliation Australia's Narragunnawali web page.
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.
Maggolee means 'here in this place'.
The Maggolee website supports engagement and partnerships between the local government sector and Aboriginal communities. It's a online education resource where councils, Aboriginal people and the wider community will find ideas and resources to enable, stronger partnerships between Aboriginal communities and local government. As well as to, increase Aboriginal employment in local government, stronger support for reconciliation, deeper appreciation for Aboriginal culture and engage with Victorian Government's Aboriginal Local Government Action Plan 2016.
For more information go to Maggolee website here.