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27 Mar 2017

Narragunnawali Awards Launched!

Reconciliation Australia is proud to have launched the inaugural Narragunnawali Awards, recognising reconciliation excellence in the education sector.

Two national awards, one for early learning services and one for schools, will be awarded to recognise exceptional commitment to reconciliation in the classroom, around the school or early learning service, and with the community. The judging panel will comprise both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous education experts.

Any school or early learning service that has commenced or completed a Narragunnawali Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) can be nominated for the Awards. Nominations must be supported and endorsed by the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Award winners will receive a fully funded celebratory event in the school or early learning service for the whole community to enjoy. Reconciliation Australia will work with the winning school and early learning service to plan the event which might include a presentation ceremony, performances, catering, and creative workshops led by artists, dancers and musicians.

Nominations for the Narragunnawali Awards will be open until 16 July 2017. Be sure to nominate schools or early learning services that are doing inspirational work to increase knowledge and respect for the histories and cultures of Australia’s First Peoples. Click here to download the Information Pack and Nomination Form.