Reconciliation First Nations Staff and Community Toolkit

As a 50 something [year-old] Aboriginal woman, I have lived through a bit and I truly believe that, if given the opportunity, children who are given the right influences and education will form new beliefs about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander [people] and those old prejudices might just start to fade away".  (Aboriginal Educator and Community Member) 

This toolkit provides information about Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education program. It supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, communities, and organisations in knowing about reconciliation in education and the responsibilities and opportunities for learners, teachers, schools, and early learning services in Australia.  

Recognising that there are diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences and perspectives across the nation, this is indeed a guide only and is not intended to replace the advice and aspirations of local communities.

For resources to support all members of educational communities

RECONCILIATION IN EDUCATION: GUIDE FOR FIRST NATIONS STAFF AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

First Nations Staff and Community Members guide to reconciliation in education.

Terminology Guide

Guiding information to support schools and early learning services to use respectful and inclusive language and terminology in reconciliation-related communications.

Reconciliation in education: What we know and where we need to go

Article about the evidence behind, and impact of, Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education program.

Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander People In the Classroom RAP Action

Engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and voices in learning activities in the classroom.

ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER REPRESENTATION ON COMMITTEES RAP Action

Ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives inform decision-making processes by respecting the experiences and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

ELDERS AND TRADITIONAL OWNERS SHARE HISTORIES AND CULTURES

Local Elders and Traditional Owners feel safe and confident to share their historical and cultural knowledge with staff, students and children.

BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH COMMUNITY

Schools and services build respectful relationships and create opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous staff, students, children and community members.

Reconciliation in Education: Learning, Un-learning and Re-Learning

School staff and RAP Working Group members think about the relationship between reconciliation and education.

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