Flinders University is taking another step on our journey towards reconciliation as we seek to embed Indigenous strategies and cultural perspectives in everything that we do.
During National Reconciliation Week, the University launched its second Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Complementing the theme of the week, Be a Voice for Generations, our second Innovate RAP has been developed from the valued input of the staff, students, alumni, and Elders on Campus, to ensure that Flinders University is able to make a tangible difference in the lives of our community.
Crucial support, guidance and wisdom to set the path came from respected Elder and leader Professor Tom Calma AO, Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia, and Co-Chair of the Indigenous Voice to Government initiative.
His input has helped develop an exceptionally strong plan, one which aims to embed cultural learning across all Flinders University campuses, while acknowledging the long-held philosophies, knowledges, research strengths and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, together with a determination to detect and address unconscious bias and structural discrimination.
We encourage you to review the Reconciliation Action Plan and learn more about Flinders’ commitment to reconciliation. The RAP Oversight Committee, led by Co-Chairs Professors Simone Ulalka Tur and Jonathan Craig, played a huge part together with the RAP Working Group, to develop the second RAP by holding consultations, writing groups and design workshops to prioritise the next chapter of this important endeavour.
All corners of the University look forward to walking together as we deepen our commitment to First Nations peoples and their knowledge and cultures in a spirit of equity, integrity and unity.
Watch the launch here.