Narragunnawali supports all schools and early learning services in Australia to develop environments that foster a high level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
Narragunnawali (pronounced narra-gunna-wally) is a word from the language of the Ngunnawal people, Traditional Owners of the land on which Reconciliation Australia’s Canberra office is located, meaning alive, wellbeing, coming together and peace. We pay our respects and thank the United Ngunnawal Elders Council for giving us permission to use the word narragunnawali.
The Narragunnawali online platform is free to access and provides practical ways to introduce meaningful reconciliation initiatives in the classroom, around the school and with the community. Through the Narragunnawali platform, schools and early learning services can develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), and teachers and educators can access professional learning and curriculum resources to support the implementation of reconciliation initiatives.
Narragunnawali is a program of Reconciliation Australia. Reconciliation Australia is an independent, national not-for-profit organisation promoting reconciliation by building stronger relationships, respect and trust between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We have worked with education providers and organisations in each State and Territory to develop a program that doesn’t duplicate any of the great work that is being done to build reconciliation across the country. Key stakeholders include Indigenous Education Consultative Bodies, the Government, Catholic and Independent school sectors and of course teachers, parents, students and community members.
To learn more about the Evaluation of Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education, visit the Evaluation and Impact page on the Narragunnawali platform, or the Australian National University Centre for Social Research & Methods website.
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