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.
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Reconciliation Victoria are constantly working to facilitate relationships and connections between schools and local reconciliation groups and networks, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members and organisations.
How we can support each other.
Reconciliation Victorias supports all organisations committed to reconciliation and those developing Reconciliation Action Plans. We work with schools, early learning services, teachers and educators across the state, to help strengthen relationships, share knowledge, and facilitate positive cultural change.
Reconciliation Action Plans are a valuable tool for advancing reconciliation and Reconciliation Australia is the lead endorsing body for RAPs across Australia. Locally, Reconciliation Victoria is a strong supporter of RAPs, and we work with Reconciliation Australia to support and advocate for the Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education program, which provides the free online platform on which schools and services can develop RAPs.
This means on the ground, we play an active role working alongside Victorian educators, teachers, schools, and early learning services to support them with their RAP development and we help to strengthen local relationships, partnerships and collaboration between First Peoples and educators.
The Narragunnawali program supports schools and early learning services to develop environments that promote knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions. The Narragunnawali platform is free to access and has a range of features –including an extensive suite of professional learning and curriculum resources– to support the development, implementation, and management of ReconciliationAction Plans.