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What is Reconciliation?

Reconciliation is an honest and critical understanding of Australia's shared history, and how it has informed the lives of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians today.

Reconciliation involves other Australians and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples building and preserving mutual, positive, and respectful relationships. It involves optimising these relationships and working together on closing the gap; achieving a shared sense of fairness and justice as a foundation for success; and enhancing our national well being.

Reconciliation Action Plan

The original Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was developed following a May 2013 commitment by the JCU Vice Chancellor to develop our first action plan. This plan was based on JCU’s desire to strengthen our commitment to enhance the lives of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through education and research.

2020-2022 Reconciliation Action Plan

The Indigenous Centre has a University-wide remit to deliver key elements of the University’s Statement of Strategic Intent to embrace diversity and bring about enduring benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Find out more about Our Mission, Our Goal, Our Enabling Framework, and Our Plan in the Indigenous Education and Research Centre's Operational Plan 2020-2022.

The Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce Strategy 2015-2020 has been developed in the context of James Cook University continually seeking to enhance its relationship with the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.