Reconciliation Action Plan
AAEEWA has long been committed to Reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our Acknowledgement of Country may be found on the Home page.
In 2015 AAEEWA formed a RAP Committee to develop our RAP. During the following years following wide consultation within the organisation and with external stakeholders including Aboriginal people.
This was offered to the National AAEE Executive in 2018 for consideration as a model for a National AAEE RAP. Consultation with all State & Territory Chapters has resulted in an Endorsed Reflect National AAEE RAP.
THE NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK 2022, “BE BRAVE. MAKE. CHANGE.” 27 MAY TO 3 JUNE
The National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” is a challenge to all Australians— individuals, families, communities, organisations and government—to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians. This year we are asking everyone to make change beginning with brave actions in their daily lives – where they live, work, play and socialise.
National Reconciliation Weekis a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
Find out more about National Reconciliation Week #NRW2022 #BeBraveMakeChange
AAEEWA CHAPTER WEAVING WORKSHOP
Reclaim the Void was born from Ngalia elders in Leonora, Western Australia, expressing their pain and grief at ‘those gaping mining holes left all over our country’. The idea was conceived to symbolically ‘seal’ one of the holes with an artwork expressing the story of country. Join us to learn how to create woven rag rugs. The Reclaim the Void project is led by Vivenne Robertson and links can be found at HTTPS://WWW.RECLAIMTHEVOID.COM.AU/ for the full story.
Concept Image (Vivienne Robertson) based on original painting Tui by Dolly Walker.
The WA Chapter will host this workshop led by Jennifer Pearson. Please bring a hoola hoop or one created as suggested on website above. 4cm strips of fabric, tearing the longest length of old sheet or doona. We will have some resources if you don’t have any on hand but check out your local op shop or family ad friends linen cupboards.
WHEN Saturday 28 May and Sunday 29th May (1.00 – 4.00 pm) plus Wednesday 1st June (9.30 – 12.00 am) Come to one or more.
WHERE Canning River EE Centre, Wilson.
COST No cost, tea and coffee provided.
RSVP Go to this link https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=902115&
One World Centre - Reconciliation Labyrinth Walk
This Reconciliation Week 2022 we honour the spirit of Noongar Elder Doolan-Leisha Eatts. Fittingly the theme for 2022 is “Be Brave. Make Change” It is a challenge to all of us —to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.
We will gather to walk the unique Reconciliation Labyrinth, be cleansed in a smoking ceremony, hear the history of this special place and join in for a discussion on playing our role in advancing reconciliation. To be followed by light snacks and drinks
WHEN 10:30 – noon, Saturday 28 May 2022.
WHERE On the Derbal Bilya (Swan River) at Banks Reserve, East Perth
COST No cost, donations invited for land restoration work.
RSVP Joe Courtney, email@example.com
National Reconciliation Week Virtual Breakfast
This year, we are taking our National Reconciliation Week breakfast across the State.
The breakfast will be designed for viewers to join in where mostappropriate for time and content, including a special segment forearly learning centres and school kids across WA.
The Breakfast will be recorded and will be free to view after the event on our YouTube page so that you can engage with the program on a day and time within NRW that best suits your event, school, organisation, community group or family.
Friday 27 May 8.00am – 10.00am AWST
The NRW Virtual Breakfast, free to attend, will feature a Welcome to Country from Elders across Western Australia, cultural entertainment, a powerful keynote presentation, and a panel discussion with guests from across our regions.
Register your NRW Breakfast now at: www.recwa.org.au/nrw-2022-events