Let’s take the next steps
The theme for National Reconciliation Week (May 27 – June 3) 2017 is ‘Let’s take the next steps’. This encourages us to reflect on two significant anniversaries to the nation’s reconciliation journey:
As we commemorate these significant milestones, we ask all Australians to be a part of the next big steps in our nation’s reconciliation story.
Get your school involved
School children of all ages can learn about reconciliation through Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning, designed to support all Australian schools and early learning services to develop environments that foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
It is expected that schools and early learning services participating in Narragunnawali will achieve:
- a higher level of understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage
- a higher level of pride in our shared national identity
- increased trust between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider school community, and
- reduced prejudice experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff.
Narragunnawali (pronounced narra-gunna-wally) is a word from the language of the Ngunnawal people meaning peace, alive, wellbeing and coming together.
The Ngunnawal people are Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and waterways on which Reconciliation Australia’s Canberra office is located.
Narragunnawali News is a newsletter for schools with useful and interesting information about reconciliation in Australia, ideas for driving reconciliation in schools and early learning services, and highlights of the great things happening in schools and early learning services across the country.
Students and teachers are encouraged to submit stories about the fantastic things happening in schools and early learning services to increase pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.
Please send stories about reconciliation in schools or early learning services to: firstname.lastname@example.org.