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Partnering with First Nations culture and Country

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‘Be Brave. Make Change.’ is the theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week.

We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation to collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures.

Through its Walking Together Statement of Commitment, the Limestone Coast Landscape Board is committed to learn from and work with First Nations partners, whilst actively seeking their ideas and aspirations for managing Country.

The Statement reflects the Lartara-Wirkeri Cultural Governance framework that was developed by the South East Aboriginal Focus Group in conjunction with the Limestone Coast Landscape Board as a tool to create change and explore opportunities of working partnerships.

There are many projects across the region currently working with First Nations people in relation to landscape management.

“Working together to understand how we can care for Country is important to all generations, it is important that we share this amongst our community,” Limestone Coast Landscape Board First Nations Partnerships Engagement Coordinator David New said.

Being brave and making change is what has strengthened the relationship between Burrandies Aboriginal Corporation and Limestone Coast Landscape Board.

The collaborative approach has provided both organisations with opportunities to enhance cultural practice in land management. “The collaborative partnership is providing opportunities for many First Nations people in the region, being out on Country and caring for the environment and sharing knowledge is such a magnificent experience for all,” Burrandies chief executive officer Robyn Campbell said.

For further information on how you can strengthen First Nations partnerships within your organisation, contact Robyn at Burrandies on (08) 8725 6200 or David at the Limestone Coast Landscape Board on (08) 8735 1204.

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