Day 350

Gecko. Photo: Andrew Hughes.
Photo: Andrew Hughes

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

As we began the cycling journey we also started a journey of a different kind.


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

In the spirit of adventure learning we began with lots of questions about reconciliation. We worked with others to progress our RAP. Although we haven’t finished our RAP we strongly recommend schools and organisations get involved.

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.