Caring for Country is a Council initiative to support Traditional Owners in undertaking their responsibilities for Country. It provides a space for Traditional Owners to talk about why it is important to protect Cultural Heritage and discuss how it is managed on Country.
Caring for Country at Fed Square
On 24 June 2020, Council presented a live digital event from the Deakin Edge at Fed Square. Racquel Kerr hosted a panel of esteemed Traditional Owners including Hans Bokelund, Rodney Carter, Jamie Lowe and Rachel Perkins. The panel discussed caring for Country through a consideration of the current legislations protecting Aboriginal Cultural Heritage.
During the event, Rodney Carter launched the Taking Control of Our Heritage Discussion Paper on legislative reform of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.
Caring for Country online events
Council is proud to partner with RAPs and the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria) on Caring for Country, a series of 3 online regionally focused events throughout September and October 2020.
The series is an opportunity to hear from Traditional Owners from across Victoria, talking about why it is so important to protect Cultural Heritage, how it is managed, and what needs to occur at the government level to help Traditional Owners (and all Victorians) better care for Country.
The conversation is about Traditional Owners being enabled to achieve self-determination and take control of their Cultural Heritage.
Speakers were Stuart Harradine, representing BGLCAC and Rodney Carter, Chair of the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council.
The event was attended by more than 300 people online and included a healthy discussion on matters affecting caring for Country and protecting Aboriginal Cultural Heritage.
Watch the event with the Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation:
Due to the significant impact of the current restrictions on Traditional Owners and their representative organisations, the event Caring for Country: Bunurong Land Council will be postponed until later in 2020. We look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled event and will publish the new event details here as soon as they are finalised.
We thank you for your ongoing commitment to supporting the responsibilities of Traditional Owners and apologise for any inconvenience this postponement may have caused.
Caring for Country on 3KND Big Brekky
Wednesday 29 April 2020
Our first interview in the series is with Russell Mullett, RAP Manager for Gunaikurnai Land And Waters Aboriginal Corporation.
Wednesday 27 May 2020
Our second interview in the series is with Tim Goodwin, a barrister at the Victorian Bar and member of the Yuin people of the South East Coast of New South Wales.
Wednesday 24 June 2020
Our third interview in the series is with Racquel Kerr, who works with Traditional Owners managing Recognition and Settlement Agreements.
Wednesday 29 July 2020
Our fourth interview in the series is with Jamie Lowe, Chief Executive Officer of the National Native Title Council.
Wednesday 26 August 2020
Our fifth interview in the series is with newly appointed Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council member, Liz Allen.
Wednesday 28 October 2020
Our seventh interview in the series is with CEO of Taungurung Land and Waters Council Aboriginal Corporation, Matthew Burns.
Reviewed 24 December 2020