Linuwel vision for Reconciliation and commitment to Aboriginal people is to:
- Create a place of learning where all people can experience Aboriginal culture and its rich and vibrant influence on the world today.
- Merge Aboriginal cultural education and Steiner education to inform the future generations about Reconciliation, Aboriginal peoples and culture and the part we all play working and walking together towards Reconciliation
- Nuture Aboriginal culture within our school, to send children into the world who will influence and advocate for true reconciliation
- Engage with our local Aboriginal communities
- Acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of being knowing and doing.
By listening to stories, walking on country and immersing ourselves we will build authentic, meaningful connections with our local communities. This is very important to us. We hope that this relationship will connect us with story tellers, crafts people and Wonnarua Elders.
We have begun development of our very own Reconciliation Action Plan using the Narragunnawali program as a framework. Narragunnawali is Reconciliation Australia’s school program for Reconciliation Action Plans.
Narragunnawali (pronounced narra-gunna-wally) is a word from the language of the Ngunnawal people meaning peace, alive, wellbeing and coming together. The Ngunnawal people are Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and waterways on which Reconciliation Australia’s Canberra ofﬁce is located.
Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning is designed to support the 21,000+ early learning services, primary and secondary schools in Australia to develop environments that foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
Linuwel provides opportunities for our whole school community to participate and appreciate Aboriginal culture.