A World Heritage Forum Special Event

The role of First Nation’s People in the protection of Indigenous Cultural Values in World Heritage Properties post Juukan Gorge

This live digital event, held on Thursday 12 November 2020 (1-3pm), provided an in-depth exploration of Traditional Owner perspectives, with a live audience question time and an opportunity for greater networking with other attendees.

Nearly two hundred, live stream attendees contributed to discussing how our sites of World Heritage significance can also be sites of best practice engagement with Traditional Owners.

Australia’s Word Heritage sites range in their Traditional Owner engagement. How can we work together to improve the understanding of cultural values at these sites through working with their Traditional Owners? Indigenous People have a deep connection to and knowledge of Country going back more than 60,000 years. The participation of First Nation’s people in World Heritage management is therefore an essential part of World Heritage management for us all.

This event was presented by the World Heritage Forum and the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment with the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council.

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