I was invited to join the University of Newcastle's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Staff Network gathering at Wollotuka to participate in a yarning circle to discuss the draft Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
The RAP is an important document that outlines an organisations commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Australia. It provides a framework for the organization to engage with Indigenous communities, build respectful relationships, and address historical injustices.
Having a RAP helps organisations to promote cultural awareness, enhance employment opportunities for Indigenous peoples, and create pathways for economic and social inclusion. The implementation of a RAP can have significant positive impacts on Indigenous communities and contribute to a more equitable and just society for all Australians.