Culture is important for Aboriginal Peoples. Traditional Owners are the custodians of their heritage, the land, the waterways and the People. Cultural Heritage is intrinsically intertwined with Aboriginal Peoples’ knowledge, practices, community, objects and places which provide many with a sense of identity and culture. Aboriginal Cultural Heritage is passed through performance, written and verbal forms from generation to generation, and remains a fundamental part of the lived Aboriginal experience.
The passing of this knowledge has been impacted and disrupted through colonisation and government control over lands, waters and Cultural Heritage. Aboriginal Victorians seek to strengthen and reassert rights to connect, manage and control their Cultural Heritage.