National reconciliation in education awards
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 126 No 2, 12 March 2021, page no. 4
Reconciliation Australia is launching the third Narragunnawali Awards recognising exceptional commitment to reconciliation in education.
The awards are Australia’s first and only national reconciliation in education awards for schools and early learning services, with cash prizes of $10,000 on offer to those that display exceptional commitment to reconciliation.
Reconciliation Australia CEO Karen Mundine said the recently released 2021 State of Reconciliation in Australia Report consistently asserts the role of education as a driving force in the reconciliation movement.
“Education is critical to how we understand and think about the world and about reconciliation; the earlier we have these conversations the better.
“These awards will showcase the huge amount of substantive work occurring in schools and early learning services, not only through teaching about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in the classroom, but also through building relationships across education settings and their local communities."
Nominations are open until Friday 30 April. To learn more about the awards and to apply, visit https://www.narragunnawali.org.au/awards