Over the past 10 years MOCCA has enriched our programs and caregiving through our committment to our First Nations people. In 2017, we formed our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group to formalise this commitment. On 26 January 2018 we humbly shared our first Reconciliation Action Plan with our families and friends of MOCCA. Since that time we have continued to strengthen and grow our approach to Reconciliation and have documented part of this journey through our Reconciliation Action Plan on the Narragunnawali Platform with Reconciliation Australia.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this great country and recognised their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to Elders both past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the cultures and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation. As early childhood professionals we acknowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been educating and caring for young children on this land for tens of thousands of years, and we pay our respects to the richness of this knowledge.
Congratulations and thank you to the MOCCA RAP Working Group for bringing our commitment to our First Australians together through the Narragunnawali platform and enabling us to share this with our families and community.