Acknowledging Country

The Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Government have declared an ongoing commitment to embedding indigenous perspectives in education and in ‘closing the gap.’ As a part of this ongoing commitment and our ethical responsibility as inhabitants of Australia, Flinders is developing a Reconciliation Action Plan.

Among the strategies we wish to implement is the development of an Acknowledgement of Country. Flinders is located on Kaurna land, and we wish to formally acknowledge this.

We have worked through a number of drafts, and we are seeking feedback from various community participants, including families and local indigenous community members.

We acknowledge that Flinders University Childcare Centre is located on the traditional country of the Kaurna people who have educated and nurtured children on this land for thousands of years; we hope to learn from this wealth of experience. We pay respect to the Elders, past, present and future. We commit to reflecting on reconciliation and equity.

Would you like to share your thoughts?

Acknowledging Country

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  • May 5, 2017 at 5:42 am
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    Hi, I really like it. May I suggest that you change the word “hope” to “seek”? Hope is a little ‘thin’ in terms of willingness to achieve something. On the other hand, “seek” encompasses everything that it is good about the search for knowledge and acceptance of other people’s knowledge.

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    • May 8, 2017 at 4:15 am
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      Hi Dr. Muller thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to contribute to our ongoing conversation! Flinders Educator

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