All posts by Jo Goodwin

Jo Goodwin is a descendant of the Wonnarua and Kamilaroi peoples in New South Wales (NSW). Jo has a strong commitment to progressing reconciliation and exploring the practice of cultural competence in service delivery. She has an extensive background in early childhood and social inclusion, and was the State Manager for UnitingCare Community Inclusion Support Agencies located in six regions across Queensland. Prior to this, Jo worked extensively for many years in varied early childhood education and care services across Australia, including early intervention in NSW, Multifunctional Aboriginal children’s services in both Queensland and the Northern Territory, and community development work.

Walking together

Image by David Foster. Courtesy of Australian Geographic, 2016.  ECA recently had a conversation with two members of the ECA Reconciliation Action Group, Jo Goodwin and Adam Duncan, to talk about Australia Day and the ongoing work undertaken to help children and early childhood educators understand the many complexities around 26 January. ECA:  Jo and […]

Use your voice for change

With the widespread acceptance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land comes the simple proposition that we must change the date—the 26th of January is not an inclusive day of celebration for all Australians. And yet the controversy rages. There are many different views around the date of […]

What is reconciliation?

National Reconciliation Week (27 May–3 June) is a time for all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation. This year’s theme—‘Don’t keep history a mystery’—makes it personal, inviting each of us to learn more. ECA’s commitment to Reconciliation deepens […]

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