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17 Aug 2016 : RAP acknowledges responsibility of supporting reconciliation

IEUA-QNT’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has been officially endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, acknowledging our ethical and professional responsibility to positively influence future generations by supporting the process of reconciliation within…

16 Aug 2016 : Investment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community education critical

Lack of post-primary education options in regional and remote communities was identified as a causal factor in recent events involving teachers and students at a state school in the Far North Queensland community of Aurukun; however, this is also a signif…

27 May 2016 : Message stick on the move as part of Reconciliation Week

After a tour across North Queensland, our Message Stick continues its important journey as we prepare to celebrate National Reconciliation Week on 30 May – 5 June.

8 Apr 2016 : Message Stick to start journey of reconciliation

In the lead up to the launch of our union’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) later this year, a traditional Indigenous form of communication will represent an important part of formally recognising Australia’s First Peoples.

15 Mar 2016 : Message stick: integral part of Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) launch

In the lead up to unveiling our union’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) later this year, a traditional Indigenous form of communication will represent an important part of formally recognising Australia’s First Peoples.

10 Mar 2016 : Let’s help to end Indigenous disadvantage - Close the Gap Day 2016

IEUA-QNT Chapters are encouraged to hold a morning tea to acknowledge the day, consider the many complex issues involved and how we, as educators of this generation, can contribute to better outcomes.

3 Mar 2016 : Poor progress for early childhood education in Closing the Gap report

Targets for improved early learning attendance and performance among Indigenous children are not being met, according to a recent report from the federal government.

20 Jul 2015 : Members join push toward reconciliation

Members have joined the push toward reconciliation by attending a Reconciliation in Schools Workshop, jointly run by our union and Reconciliation Australia, at The Murri School in Acacia Ridge on 16 July 2015.

17 Jul 2015 : Member’s commitment to union honoured in NAIDOC award

Active member and Indigenous Support Officer at St James College Brisbane, Thersa Nunn, has been awarded the Dr Robert (Uncle Bob) Anderson Award for her hard work and ongoing support to union activities.

28 May 2015 : Spotlight on reconciliation during Reconciliation Week

The week of 27 May to 3 June is Reconciliation Week. Reconciliation involves building positive, respectful relationships between the broader Australian Community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our union is becoming involved with a sche…

1 May 2015 : Extra funding critical for Indigenous boarding schools and students given government policy

The recent announcement of additional funding for Indigenous boarding schools by Education and Training Minister Christopher Pyne is positive but falls short of recognition by Federal and Territory governments that boarding options are the only option for…

9 Mar 2015 : Celebrate Close the Gap Day 2015

Let’s help to end Indigenous disadvantage on Close the Gap Day, Thursday 19 March 2015.

2 Mar 2015 : Closing the Gap report card ‘D’ for disappointing

The report card for the closing the gap initiative reporting on the 2013 year has been published by the Prime Minister’s office and the achievement level indicators for education are not good.

12 Jan 2015 : Close the Gap Day 2015: school resource packs

Educators encouraged to raise awareness and help Close the Gap Day on 19 March by registering their school for a resource pack.

1 Aug 2014 : Indigenous culture promoted through new online resource

A new online learning resource, launched by The University of Sydney, promotes education around Indigenous culture through eight learning modules covering clans and family groups to language and traditional affiliations.

20 Feb 2014 : Coffee, Cake and Yarning Circle

IEUA-QNT's first Coffee, Cake and Yarning Circle for 2014 will be held on Thursday, 1st May 2014 between 4:30pm and 6:00pm. Read more to register your attendance to this event.

12 Feb 2014 : Bringing National Close the Gap Day into the classroom

Thursday, 20 March 2014 is National Close the Gap Day. Educators are asked to do their part to promote Indigenous health by bringing the initiative into the classroom.

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