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9 Aug 2016

Keeping the conversation going beyond National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for the country to celebrate and build on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. It is a time to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and strengthen shared pride in the cultures and contributions of Indigenous peoples. It is a week to share information, stories, experiences, knowledge and culture, but what happens once the week is over? Following NRW 2015, Trinity College South Principal Mark Simpson, with the help of Education Consultants Monica Williams and Frankie Roberts, implemented a Narragunnawali Reconciliation Action Plan or RAP. The RAP allowed students and teachers to learn more about the histories and cultures of First Nations peoples year-round. Mr Simpson, Ms Williams and Ms Roberts joined Strong Voice on CAAMA radio last year to talk more about ensuring cultural knowledge and sharing is not restricted to only one dedicated week per year. Listen to what they have to say.