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SURVIVAL DAY STATEMENT

On this day we celebrate the strength and resilience of Dja Dja Wurrung and all Aboriginal People.  We take strength from our own fallen, those wonderful Ancestors that never could imagine how their world was to change in a way that did not value them.   We are showing those Ancestors…
25/01/2024
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Deep past could hold clues for a sustainable future

Understanding more about how Aboriginal People sustained life over many millennia could benefit us today in terms of food certainty and food security. But simplistic labelling of Aboriginal People as ‘hunter-gatherers’ or ‘agriculturalists’ hides the diversity of food systems developed by Indigenous Australians prior to European colonisation, according to a…
28/11/2023
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✨  Our Welcome Baby to Country event was a huge success today with a heartwarming ceremony for new babies aged 0-36 months born on Djandak. This annual event is a beautiful way to recognize the special connection that every infant shares with the land on which they are born. ✨  It…
14/11/2023
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Agencies on board with Dja Dja Wurrung water vision

Water industry representatives joined Dja Dja Wurrung water knowledge holders, Elders, and Dja Dja Wurrung Group staff today to celebrate progress towards implementing the Djaara Gatjin (water) strategy, which was officially launched by the Campaspe River in Axedale. Since the Strategy, Dhelkunyangu Gatjin (‘Working together to heal water’) was released…
13/11/2023
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Australians will all benefit from the Voice

Australia has a choice. In six weeks, we will vote on whether the government should hear from us – from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People – when making decisions about things that affect our communities. It’s pretty simple. In 1967, Australia voted to change the Constitution so that Aboriginal…
30/08/2023
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Use science to bring the Ancestors home

A scientific method used by the Australian Defence Force could be used to return Aboriginal Ancestral remains to country they were stolen from, according to Rodney Carter, CEO of the Dja Dja Wurrung Group. Mr Carter presented a paper, ‘Bringing the Ancestors home: informed consent’, for the American Anthropological Association…
15/08/2023
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DJAARA water strategy calls for change

DJAARA is calling for involvement in water management, and a share of water entitlements in the Djaara Gatjin (water) Strategy, released today. “Our Ancestors looked after this Country and we are duty-bound to look after it for the next generation – including the water that falls on and flows through…
28/06/2023
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DJAARA launches Climate Strategy

On the 24th May 2023, DJAARA launched the Dja Dja Wurrung Climate Change Strategy – a holistic approach to climate action, in contrast to colonial and western approaches that see people, Country and climate as separate. The Strategy outlines Djaara-led land management practices that can enhance carbon storage and increase…
06/06/2023
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DJAARA signposts new way of caring for Country

L-R: Parks Victoria District Manager Suzanne Hughes, our CEO Rodney & our General Manager Cassandra following the sign’s official unveiling.   A massive storm didn’t dampen the mood as DJAARA, Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board and Parks Victoria celebrated joint management between DJAARA and Parks Victoria with the unveiling of…
06/04/2023
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Dja Dja Wurrung in the spotlight

Dja Dja Wurrung history and Culture opens ‘The Trentham District Story’, a series of signs about the history of the Trentham district, which were launched by the Trentham and District Historical Society outside the society’s museum on Camp Street Trentham on 24 March.    Dja Dja Wurrung Elder, Uncle Rick Nelson…
05/04/2023
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DJAARA launches Forest Gardening Strategy to heal Country

Today, the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, trading as DJAARA launched its anticipated Forest Gardening Strategy Galk-galk Dhelkunya (“to care for/to heal, many trees”). Dja Dja Wurrung Group CEO Rodney Carter said, “For two centuries the forests have lost Traditional Owner specialist knowledge and hands-on tending. Today is the start of nurturing Country.…
13/12/2022
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Our work healing the Wombat State Forest

“As Djaara, both our responsibilities to keep Country healthy and the knowledge to do this work are profound and inherited from our Ancestors’ managing Country for over 60,000 years.” Rodney Carter, Dja Dja Wurrung Group CEO The community is still experiencing the effects of the extraordinary storms of June and…
23/11/2022