What is a Stakeholder List?
A list of key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations, which may include:
- Elders and community members
- Land Councils
- Language and Cultural Centres
- Local Reconciliation groups and state bodies
- Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
- Community Liaison Officers
- Indigenous Education Consultative Bodies
Why create a Stakeholder List?
There are hundreds of First Nations cultures and languages across Australia. Creating a Stakeholder List allows you to acknowledge this diversity and seek out knowledge holders and organisations unique to your service or school's local community.
This process can help your learning community build mutually respectful relationships and implement Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) actions in a meaningful way.
Valuing cultural knowledge and identity is key to creating a mentally healthy learning community.
Where do I start?
Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education program provides useful tips to create a Stakeholder List, including:
- who to include
- how to search for stakeholders
- what you can do with your list
There are also links to professional learning, curriculum mapping and resources aligned with the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Action ‘Create Stakeholder List’.
You can access this and other resources by registering with Narragunnawali free of charge.
The artwork on this page is by Wongutha artist Kevin Wilson.