A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a document that expresses the commitment of an organisation to Indigenous reconciliation and provides a framework to realise their vision for reconciliation.
The purpose of this Working Group is to prepare a RAP, following the advice of Reconciliation Australia (who administers the RAP program), and in consultation with First Peoples groups – organised by ICOMOS members on a state and territory basis. This working group is to cease when the RAP is adopted, at which point a new Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group will be formed, to oversee its implementation.
The key components of the RAP will be a statement of Australia ICOMOS’ vision for reconciliation, information about ICOMOS, and actions planned over three years to develop relationships, respect First Peoples’ culture and history, and provide opportunities for First Peoples, especially in relation to Australia ICOMOS.
The members of this Working Group each have experience in working with Indigenous people in a variety of roles – some in a professional capacity as heritage practitioners, including as archaeologists, architects, planners, administrators – and others as volunteers in reconciliation.
The Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group is comprised of:
Meredith Walker (Co-convenor)
Tanya Koeneman (Co-convenor)
Ian Travers (EC Representative)
Coral Montero Lopez