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parish rap Implementation

How to implement the Reconciliation Action Plan in your parish.

WHAT IS A RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN?

The Reconciliation Action Plan is a guide for all agencies and parishes to build respectful relationships with Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander peoples to gain an understanding and appreciation of the effects of racism (systemic and casual), to acknowledge historical impacts of colonialisation on contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and identify opportunities to build new pathways to address this through a series of activities and learning opportunities.

Find out more in the video below.

To implement the RAP in your parish, click the button below.

For use of the Archdiocese of Brisbane RAP Artwork, please contact RAP Project Manager Cynthia Rowan for a copy of the style guide and RAP artwork: rowanc@bne.catholic.net.au

PRACTICAL INFO & RESOURCES

For resources to support you as you implement the RAP in your community, see here:

You can access an editable version of the implementation plan and create your own timeline for these deliverables here.

SIGNIFICANT DATES FOR 2022

February 13

Anniversary of National Apology Day

13 Feb 2008, PM Kevin Rudd National Apology to Australia’s Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the injustices of past government policies, particularly to the Stolen Generations. Find out more

March 18

National Close the Gap Day

An annual event that seeks to close the gap with respect to life expectancy, child mortality, educational and employment outcomes between Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and non-Indigenous Australians. Find out more.

May 26

National Sorry Day

National Sorry Day provides an opportunity for people to come together and share the journey towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. Find out more.

June 3

Mabo Day

On 3 June 1992, the High Court of Australia overturned the principle of "terra nullius" or "nobody's land" as claimed by the British when they first arrived in this country. The decision has paved the way for Native Title legislation. Find out more.

July 1

Coming of the Light

The Coming of the Light is celebrated annually by Torres Strait Islander peoples. It marks the adoption of Christianity through island communities during the late nineteenth century.

August 4

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

On this day, people from around the world are encouraged to spread the United Nation's message on the protection and promotion of the rights of Indigenous peoples. Find out more.

August 9

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

On this day, people from around the world are encouraged to spread the United Nation's message on the protection and promotion of the rights of Indigenous peoples.

September 1

Indigenous Literacy Day

Indigenous Literacy Day is a national celebration of culture, stories, language and literacy. This day raises awareness of the disadvantages experienced in remote communities and advocates for more access to literacy resources. Find out more.

September 13

Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday, 13 September 2007.

Contact

Please contact Cynthia for further information or how to implement the RAP in your Parish:

Cynthia Rowan

Reconciliation Action Plan Officer

Email

rowanc@bne.catholic.net.au

Phone

(07) 3324 3599

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