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Reconciliation Action Plan

Siena College is steeped in the Catholic and Dominican tradition of being a truth-seeking, justice-practising community. Pledged to providing an innovative, inclusive and robust learning environment for students and staff that educates the whole person, we strive to respond critically and realistically to the imbalances of our historical context and privilege. We are aware of the urgent necessity to rewrite in dialogue and shared experience a new way forward of transformational reconciliation and healing with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that enshrines its ancient, sacred narrative, of which we are a part.

Through our Reconciliation Action Plan, we seek opportunities to draw deeply from the vast well of knowledge and environmental sustainability of the ancient peoples of this land, in a spirit of learning, reconciliation and redress.

We commit to forging a web of encounter that brings healing and flourishing to all the people of this beautiful Southern continent, creating together a new narrative of shared humanity, for a new time.

We have much to learn and many ways to change in this relationship, places to mark our common footprint. The Uluru Statement from the Heart has been inviting us to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples since 2017 in a movement of hope and reconciliation towards a better future.

Our hearts and minds are ready for this journey.

Useful links:
https://www.reconciliation.org.au/
https://www.reconciliation.org.au/narragunnawali/
https://www.reconciliation.org.au/reconciliation-action-plans/#ra-rap-actions

Siena College acknowledges that our school community stands and meets on the sacred lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.

While there has been great change to this land over the many generations, we know in our hearts and minds that their stories and spirits will always be written in this landscape.

In the spirit of reconciliation, we honour and respect the custodians past, present and emerging and we are grateful for the opportunity to join with them in continuing to nurture this land, water and community.


2014 Artwork by Aisha Bozinovski (Class of 2015)