Griffith University’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a statement about the University's commitment to achieve goals for its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous communities.
Annual dates of cultural significance
The RAP was formally launched on 11 September, 2012 at the Campus Heart, Nathan. Progress reports are prepared for Equity Committee and will be updated on this site as reports are prepared.
Griffith students, staff and community were invited to provide their thoughts and ideas about Reconciliation at Griffith in a short survey (available on-line and in hard copy). The Survey ran from May – August 2015. Some 249 people gave feedback - a brief summary is provided here.
We look forward to continuing dialogue and development of reconciliation at Griffith.
Griffith's Gold Coast campus is situated on the land of the Yugambeh / Kombumerri peoples.This plaque, at the entrance to the Student Centre (G33) at the Gold Coast campus, recognises the long history of stewardship of the land.
RAP Walk & Talk and NAIDOC Celebrations
National Sorry Day is held on May 26 each year. This day acknowledges the Stolen Generations (Indigenous Australians forcibly removed from their families and communities), and promotes a process of recognition, respect and healing. In acknowledgement of National Sorry Day, the GUMURRII Student Support Unit organises 'Walk and Talk' events which bring together staff and students, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, in a spirit of reconciliation.
So get involved!
|Reconciliation Action Plan (PDF 400k)|
|Wallet-sized cards (129k) with suggested wording for acknowledging country are available for download.|
|Please download a one-page RAP poster (PDF 100k) to help promote the Plan across the University and the wider community.|
|Progress report - October 2014 (114k)|
|Indigenous Staff Website
|Find out more about culture, kinship and connection... Share our Pride
|The Higher Education Cultural Competency Framework (2014) provides guidelines and principles for universities in relation to building respect for, relationships with and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the spirit of reconciliation.
|Department of Education and Training Indigenous Portal.
This site provides resources for students, staff and community on education, training, and cadetships, and also career and industry information.
|National psychology resources website IndigenousPsyched