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Excel-erating NRW2021

May 20, 2021 by Lauren Robertson

Excel-erating NRW2021

A team of John Curtin Leadership Academy (JCLA) students have been working in partnership with the Office of the Elder-in-Residence Team in supporting National Reconciliation Week 2021 activities at Curtin.

With this year’s theme being More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, the JCLA Excel-erators team are working to raise awareness and encourage open discussion about how we can each contribute to achieving reconciliation within the Curtin community and beyond.

The JCLA Excel-erators are from a diverse range of courses, including law, health sciences and engineering. Being able to work with the Office of the Elder-in-Residence on NRW2021 at Curtin has given the team the opportunity to contribute to a valuable initiative while developing their skills – being concise in their communication has been a key learning for the group. Time management, stakeholder engagement, teamwork, and collaboration skills have all been essential as the team has progressed with their project.

As part of National Reconciliation Week at Curtin, there was a free screening of Rabbit Proof Fence on National Sorry Day, Wednesday 26 May. Based on a true story, this film is set in 1931 and shows the incredible injustice and ill-treatment faced by Indigenous Australians due to government policy at the time.

Find out what students say about the actions they’re taking to support reconciliation

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