Citizenship: let’s talk recognition

“The theme of this Education Pack “Citizenship: Let’s Talk Recognition” explores clashes of cultures, the shaping of citizenship systems and the special place that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have in Australia as the traditional custodians of the land and water. True recognition requires awareness, information, respect and empathy; these characteristics are embodied within the symbolism of words such as the Apology but also require further action. This Education Pack contains the above characteristics and enables educators to teach the new generation of Australians so that they do not grow up with the ignorance of earlier generations.” – Hon. Robyn Layton AO QC, Reconciliation SA Co-Chair