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Tram artist chosen – Bendigo Advertiser article

Tram artist chosen The tram will celebrate local Aboriginal culture and history.       DESIGN WORK: Artist Natasha Carter will design the interior and exterior panels of the future Dja Dja Wurrung tram. Pictures: DARREN HOWE to view the original article please follow the link below: http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4395511/tram-artist-chosen/?cs=80#slide=1 

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‘Into the Aboriginal world’ – Victoria’s secret emerges from lake and creek | Ji

‘Into the Aboriginal world’ – Victoria’s secret emerges from lake and creek | by Chris Johnston   Jida Murray Gulpilil bathes himself in the thick, fragrant smoke from a pile of burning gum leaves beside a creek in the backwoods of northern Victoria. For him this is the smell of home. The past, but also the future. “Come,” he says. “Get in the smoke. Cleanse our spirits, let the ancestors know we are here. Maybe they will guide us and show us things we have never seen before. I am going to take you into the Aboriginal world, and this is […]

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Trees make a link: Relocation Represents Continuing strength

Trees Make a Link Sharon Kemp | Bendigo Weekly | 21-Dec-2016 | Comments STANDING two 600-year-old scar trees at Ulumbarra is the culmination of more than two years of work, and links two multi-million-dollar projects, and indigenous culture to European infrastructure. The Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation identified the trees – a river red gum and a yellowbox – during a cultural heritage survey of land subject to works building the $86 million Ravenswood Interchange. “These two trees were just too good to be lost and let go and so bringing them here keeps their spirits alive,” corporation chairman Trent […]

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NAIDOC 2017 to celebrate Indigenous languages

Release Date: 7 November 2016 media release The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has welcomed next year’s national NAIDOC: Our Languages Matter. Announced today, the theme focuses on the importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. Minister Scullion said Our Languages Matter was a great theme that would celebrate the role Indigenous languages played in cultural identity. “For First Australians, language links people to their land and water – it is how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history is transferred through generations,” Minister Scullion said. There were 250 distinct Indigenous language groups in Australia at the […]

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Gulpilils Australia Boort Loddon Cultural Education Programs

  BIOGRAPHY: Jida Gulpilil has over thirty years of sharing his cultural experiences and knowledge through art, music, dance, performance art, storytelling and tourism. Jida has developed cultural education programs for schools experiencing the Coastal Marine Parks of the Bellarine Peninsula, the Yarra River in the Melbourne CBD, CERES Environmental Park to Kakadu National Park and East Arnhem Land in Northern Territory, Lake Boga and the Murray River from Swan Hill to Gunbower State Forest, Barmah State Forest to the Upper Murray River region onto the Australian Alps. Gulpilil’s Australia, through the connection of Jida’s family of the Dja Dja […]

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DDWCAC statement on Maitreya Festival

DDWCAC statement on Maitreya Festival We have been informed that amongst the information required, with the application to Buloke Shire Council but not received, was a Cultural Heritage Management Plan.  A Cultural Heritage Management Plan is a way of protecting and managing Aboriginal cultural heritage, with the involvement of Registered Aboriginal Parties, while allowing development to proceed.   A Cultural Heritage Management Plan is a written report, prepared by a Cultural Heritage Advisor, containing the results of an assessment of the potential impact of the proposed activity on Aboriginal cultural heritage. It outlines measures to be taken before, during and after […]

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Trent Nelson Australian Of The Day

Trent is the Dja Dja Wurrung team leader at Parks Victoria, where he manages the cultural heritage of six joint-managed national parks in collaboration with two rangers. Trent is a proud Dja Dja Wurrung and Yorta Yorta man, originally from Shepparton. Last year he made the move to Kangaroo Flat for a change and to live on his Dja Dja Wurrung grandfather’s land Joint management provides opportunities for traditional owners and Parks Victoria to work closely together, “It is fairly new in Central Victoria. It’s a different process every time it comes into play. We’re involved with healing land and […]

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