Our Reconciliation Commitment
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia as the Traditional Owners of the land on which our schools and offices are placed. We are inspired and nurtured by the wisdoms, spiritualities and experiences of our First Nations Peoples. Together we work actively for reconciliation, justice, equity and healing.
Since 2009, the EREA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy has guided and informed EREA in the development of initiatives, programs and goals for promoting Catholic schools in the Edmund Rice tradition as a genuine option for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. In 2014, EREA released its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Response following a full review of the previous policy. In 2019, EREA launched its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to support and guide our reconciliation journey. The three pillars of Relationships, Respect and Opportunities are core to this journey.
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The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program provides a strategic framework for organisations to support the national reconciliation movement
The Cultural Practice Tool has been developed to assist the EREA community in how they respectfully engage and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
EREA strategy to promote employment and support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
Narragunnawali supports schools and early learning services in Australia to develop environments that foster a high level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
The Pillars of EREA’s Innovate RAP
We will develop relationships with and commit to building knowledge and understanding of the deep histories and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia.
We will ensure that we build awareness, understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Peoples by embracing the histories, knowledge and lessons they share.