AGECS Acknowledgement of Country
AGECS believe that recognising the past and its impact on the present is central in ‘closing the gap’ between the aspirations of the Aboriginal community and Aboriginal well being and learning outcomes in early childhood. We acknowledge the survival and enduring strengths of the Victorian Aboriginal community in spite of dispossession. We aim to support the Early Childhood profession in partnership with the Aboriginal community to further their understandings of Aboriginal history, culture, identity and pedagogy. As such AGECS is respectfully committed to the participation of Aboriginal people as knowledge holders and teachers around the professional development and resources that AGECS offers.
Wurundjeri Elder, Aunty Joy Wandin Murphy has approved the wording on Acknowledgement of Country written by Sue Atkinson-Lopez.