SEA of Opportunity – National Reconciliation Week

SEA of Opportunity

The theme of this year’s National Reconciliation Week 27thMay to 3rdJune is: In this together

This rich theme has meaning for us as depicted in the SEA Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan. The wonderful artwork of Aboriginal artist Peter Mulcahy, titled SEA of Opportunity, tells the story of the coming together of two camps in communication, purpose and relationship. Their shared objectives dictate a shared pathway and direction. The result of their combined and concerted effort is the reward, of True Reconciliation.

SEA continues to build opportunities for:

  • mutually respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We are embarking on an exploration, in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, of the alignment of Steiner education and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, cultural and spiritual perspectives – pedagogically, economically and socially.
  • Increasing and maintaining a commitment to continually renewing our clarity of this alignment and its inclusion and application within the Australian Steiner Curriculum, its framework, teaching methodologies and resources.
  • Creating partnerships to support Steiner schools develop Narragunawali Reconciliation Action Plans.

To celebrate National reconciliation Week there are many resources on the National Reconciliation Australia website to engage with.

https://nrw.reconciliation.org.au/

You might also  like to read and reflect on the amazing Imagination Declaration https://v4.aimementoring.com/story/the-imagination-declarationwhich asks us to imagine a future which empowers us all to work together and see solutions including those originating from the vast wisdom of the ancient cultures of this land. 

Or engage with this powerful piece by Stan Grant https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-26/stan-grant-on-australia-day/10747000

An inspiring quote sums up the meaning of National Reconciliation Week for us: 

If you are coming to help me, you are wasting your time –
but if you’ve come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”

*Lilla Watson, Gangulu/Birri Gubba Elder

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