National Reconciliation Week is upon us, so we wanted to take the time to reflect on our time spent at the Early Childhood Australia Reconciliation Symposium in Early May.

Some of our key take learnings included:

To create change and reconcile with the indigenous people that inhabit this beautiful country of ours we must stand together.

We all have a role to play. No matter how big or small, you can contribute in a way that will create a safe future for the children of tomorrow.

Language is the most powerful tool we have to reconcile.

Relationships are at the heart of everything we do.

We can embed culture and community into early childhood just like trees are embedded into the environment. The roots are our stories – forever spreading and growing deeper, the trunk is our families – strong, unwavering and resolute in the pursuit for equity, the branches are our network or friends, colleagues and workplaces and the leaves are our opportunities. 

 

We are still buzzing with excitement from the event and are looking forward to sharing National Reconciliation Week with you.