Relationships are the key to a reconciled nation.
We wish to develop relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities and commit to building knowledge and understanding of the deep histories and cultures of First Nation Peoples of Australia. We are committed to empowering our people to build sustainable relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
EREA RAP Committee
Nerida Blair – Chairperson, Associate Professor and Nerida Blair Consultant
Ray Paxton – EREA National Director of Identity and Liberating Education, Melbourne
Dale Murray— Director of Youth+ Institute, Brisbane
Br Paul Conn — Principal of Christian Brothers High School Lewisham, Sydney
Gerard Keating — Principal, Youth+ Central West Flexi Schools Network, South Australia
Rochelle Fielding — Co-ordinator Well Being, St Joseph’s Flexi School, Alice Springs
Thelma Parker— National Indigenous Advisor, EREA Youth+ Institute, Brisbane
Andrew Kirkpatrick — PC Indigenous Program Leader, Ignatius Park College, Townsville
Vicki Clarke — EREA Board Member, Melbourne
EREA's Innovate RAP
Reconciliation Australia is the national lead body on reconciliation in Australia. The organisation’s vision is for a just, equitable and reconciled Australia, with a purpose to inspire and enable all Australians to contribute to the reconciliation of our nation across all five critical dimensions: historical acceptance; race relations; equality and equity; institutional integrity; and unity.
Reconciliation Australia’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program provides a framework for organisations to realise their visions for reconciliation and support the national reconciliation movement. RAPs are practical plans of action built on three key pillars of relationships, respect and opportunities, supporting organisations to contribute to reconciliation both internally and in the communities that they operate. No matter where an organisation is on its reconciliation journey, there is a RAP to suit.
RAPs for Schools and Early Learning Services
Schools and Early Learning services can develop RAPs through Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning program. The Narragunnawali online platform is free to access and has a range of features – including an extensive suite of professional learning and curriculum resources – to support the development, implementation and management of RAPs.