Caring for country is a shared goal
A gathering of board staff and Aboriginal representatives working on caring for country came together during NAIDOC week.
A gathering of Aboriginal representatives and board staff working on caring for country came together during NAIDOC week.
As part of the Statement of Commitment to better partner with Aboriginal groups in caring for country signed by all landscape boards across the state, the board hosted the second meeting with representatives from local ranger programs, its landscape groups and local organisations.
Key topics the group has outlined in relation to caring for country are:
- The next generation is the focus
- Importance of language
- Face to face conversations are valued
- Working together and learning from each other
- There are shared feelings for the land and where we want to head (between SAAL Board and Traditional Owners)
The group sees value in meeting with board staff twice a year to share knowledge and learn from one another, as well as consider future opportunities. The next meeting is due to be held in October.