Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Edmund Rice Education Australia continues to walk in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Through collaborative and respectful partnerships, EREA is committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming and sustaining environment and a culturally enriching education for all children and young people. EREA is committed to furthering Reconciliation by valuing the wisdom and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and deepening an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowings throughout the curriculum, the cultural life and leadership of EREA schools.
The Eastern Network acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands and waters on which our schools are located. The Awabakal, Worimi, Darug, Dharawal, and Yuin peoples. We honour and respect the cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all First Nations’ people. We recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have spiritual, social, and cultural connections with these traditional lands and waters. We give thanks for the contribution these diverse cultures and identities have made to our community. We recognise that these lands and waters have never been ceded, no treaty has ever been recognised and that WE ARE ON STOLEN LAND.