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Enabling Aboriginal Self-Determination Through Engagement With Landcare 

29-08-2022 15:40

In Victoria, Traditional Owners and Aboriginal communities’ aspirations to care for Country and engage with Landcare have been supported since 2010 by a state-wide Aboriginal Landcare Facilitator role, which has been funded by the Victorian Government. This presentation focuses on the importance of roles such as the state-wide Aboriginal Landcare Facilitator which has strengthened and built connections between Aboriginal, Traditional Owner, and First Nations communities and Landcare; increased the participation of Aboriginal people in Landcare; built Aboriginal cultural capacity within Landcare; improved engagement between Aboriginal people and the Landcare community; and seeks to enable genuine self-determination. In addition, this presentation also considers some of the ways that Landcare community members can connect with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal communities to enable them to care for Country the way they want to, enabling self-determination. It also addresses issues around the need to provide resources to Traditional Owners and Aboriginal community groups to support their aspirations for Country and their capacity to care for Country, and to engage with Landcare, guided by the self-determination approach.

Presenter: Julie Edwards on behalf of Jackson Chatfield.
Powerpoint Slideshow: Enabling Aboriginal Self-Determination through Engagement with Landcare.


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