In the lead up to National Reconciliation Week, Reconciliation Victoria hosted a special online webinar about the Aboriginal Change Makers resource, and a discussion about reconciliation in education.
The Aboriginal Change Makers resource, created by Worawa College in partnership with Parliament Victoria, is designed for Victorian students to learn about Aboriginal figures in history and to bring their stories and truth-telling into classrooms across Victoria.
The Guest speakers featured were:
Dr Lois Peeler OAM, Executive Director of Worawa College and creator of Aboriginal Change Makers
Dr Narelle Wood from Community Engagement Department, Parliament Victoria
We began our first day of National Reconciliation Week 2022 with a Virtual Breakfast Webinar.
Reconciliation Victoria representatives shared updates and talked about our journey facilitating reconciliation across the state. Victorian Local Reconciliation Network Presidents reflected on the brave changes their networks have made to support reconciliation over the past 20 years.
Reconciliation Victoria speakers:
Victorian Local Reconciliation Network Presidents and representatives:
During National Reconciliation Week, our final webinar was on RAP leaders in local government. Our CEO Nicole Findlay led the discussion which circled on the #NRW2022 theme Be Brave, Make Change.
Panellists shared case studies and examples of how council Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) help to create positive cultural change, both in workplaces and across municipalities.
The panel featured were:
Todd Condie (City of Port Phillip)
Samantha Buckley (Moonee Valley Council)
Fiona Machin (Greater Bendigo Shire)
Karen Milward (Leading RAP Consultant)
Watch the Webinar.