Day 12

Gecko. Photo: Andrew Hughes.
Gecko. Photo: Andrew Hughes.

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

As we begin this cycling journey we are also beginning a journey of a different kind.

Narragunnawali

With help from Narragunnawali and others along the way we are developing and working through our very own Swag Family Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). These are normally done by early learning services, schools and organisations, but the team at Narragunnawali have made an exception for us… probably because we’re on bikes and they feel a bit sorry for us.

In the spirit of adventure learning we are beginning with lots of questions about reconciliation. We are beginning by working with others to write our RAP. As the journey unfolds we will work towards completing the actions in our RAP. In the reports we will sometimes update you on how we’re going and what we’re learning.

In their own words:

“Narragunnawali supports all schools and early learning services in Australia to develop environments that foster a higher 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.

Narragunnawali’s 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.”

For more information about beginning your own RAP, please visit Narragunnawali.