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1. Relationships 1.1.1 Review the Terms of Reference for the RWG and amend if needed with approval from the CEO. 1.1.2 Review the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the RWG and extend invites to additional members if needed. 1.1.3 Meet at least twice per year to monitor and report on RAP implementation. 1.1 The KU RAP Working Group (RWG) actively monitors RAP development and implementation of actions, tracking progress and reporting November 2016 Manager, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Programs General Manager, Early Education Inclusion November 2016 Timeline Chairperson, RWG Responsibility October & November 2016 June & November 2017 March, June & August 2018 1.1.4 Consult with the KU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Chairperson, Aboriginal & October & November 2016 Reference Group to provide cultural advice and guidance. Torres Strait Islander Reference June & November 2017 Group March, June & August 2018 1.1.5 RWG oversees the development, endorsement and Chief Executive Officer October 2016 launch of the RAP. 1.1.6 RWG oversees implementation and evaluation of the Chief Executive Officer October 2018 RAP, and reports on progress. 1.2 Celebrate and participate in 1.2.1 Organise at least one event for NRW at Central Office Chairperson, Aboriginal & Tor- 27 May - 3 June 2017, 2018 National Reconciliation Week each year. res Strait Islander Reference (NRW) by providing opportunities Group to build and maintain relationships 1.2.2 Register each event via the Reconciliation Australia NRW Manager, Aboriginal & Torres 27 May - 3 June 2017, 2018 between Aboriginal and Torres website. Strait Islander Programs Strait Islander peoples and other Australians Deliverable Action Strengthen relationships and connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. “Experiencing belonging – knowing where and with whom you belong – is integral to human existence. Children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and a wider community. Belonging acknowledges children’s interdependence with others and the basis of relationships in defining identities. In early childhood, and throughout life, relationships are crucial to a sense of belonging. Belonging is central to being and becoming in that it shapes who children are and who they can become”. Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (2009) At the core of KU’s business are relationships that are built on trust and respect. As part of this RAP, KU’s learning and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being will strengthen existing, and build new, mutual and reciprocal relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, communities, services and organisations. The fostering of community participation and connections will support KU in developing partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with a sense of identity and belonging within their communities. Focus Area