Reconciliation Action Plan 

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.

AAEE Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan Feb 22-23

 

 

 

BEES Day

Ngaparrtji Ngaparrtji Two-way Science

Two-way Science supports schools to build partnerships with local Aboriginal communities to develop integrated culturally responsive learning programs that connect the Western Australian Curriculum Science to Aboriginal knowledges. Two-way Science provides an opportunity for all students to learn about science from the world’s oldest continuing cultures.

The AAEEWA Chapter has created an early years resource for  educators working with children from 0 -8 yrs to showcase the Noongar Culture of weaving, tracks and glue making. The three video’s are accompanied by a Teachers Guide. 

We want to acknowledge Alton and Rickeeta Walley for their cultural knowledge sharing in the videos and Rita Lusted from Ngaparrtji Ngaparrtji for collaboration for the Teachers Guide with Dr Elaine Lewis & Dr Jennifer Pearson. Thank you Melinda Snowball from SERCUL, for the styling of the Teachers Guide. 

Three Video’s links are provided below and the Teachers Guide is available here to download.

Weave making 

Glue making

Track making 

 

 

BEES Day
THE NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK 2024 “NOW MORE THAN EVER
27 MAY TO 3 JUNE
The National Reconciliation Week theme for 2024, Now More Than Ever, is a reminder to all of us that no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will —and must —continue.

There have been many moments in Australia’s reconciliation journey that make us want to turn away. But when things are divisive, the worst thing we can do is disengage or disconnect.

Now more than ever, we need to tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation. We know that the 6.2 million Australians who voted YES are committed to better outcomes for First Nations people, and are with us.

Reconciliation supporters must stand up to defend and uphold the rights of First Nations peoples. To call out racism wherever we encounter it, and to actively reinforce the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across this continent.

Now more than ever, the work continues. In treaty making, in truth-telling, in understanding our history, in education, and in tackling racism. We need connection. We need respect. We need action. And we need change.  

Now more than ever, we need reconciliation.

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 has hosted workshop for this project which is reaching the final stages of creation at the WA Museum Boola Bardip in May of 2024. 

 

One World Centre - Reconciliation Labyrinth Walk

 Please join us at OWC on Monday 27 May, 9.00-10.30am, as we join the NRW Virtual Breakfast streamed right across WA from Boorloo Perth. As per the NRW invitation “the streaming will feature a dynamic program from Boorloo Perth, featuring regional voices, engaging keynote speakers, and truth-telling”.

Join us also for a late breakfast and chat.

RSVP: coordinator@oneworldcentre.org.au

 

NRW 2024 Event information


Monday 27th May: Reconciliation Breakfast events

7.30am to 10.30am in Boorloo (Perth) and regional locations – Kalgoorlie, Albany, Newman and Karratha (in-person and online options)

Tuesday 28th May: Reconciliation Yarns
9:30am to 11.00am (online/in-person) & 2:30pm to 4.00pm (online/in-person)

Wednesday 29th May: Reconciliation Memoirs
5.30pm to 8:00pm (in-person) & 6.00pm to 8.00pm (online)

Thursday 30th May: Reconciliation Yarns
9:30am to 11.00am (online/in-person) & 2:30pm to 4.00pm (online/in-person)

Friday 31st May: Walk for Reconciliation events
12.00pm to 2:00pm in Boorloo (Perth) and regional locations – Bunbury and Port Hedland
(Note: At the Boorloo Walk, sessions in the Education Zone will start at 10am)