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Our Country Needs to be Healed

“We can’t keep doing the same things anymore. You take a look at our Country at the moment and you think, it’s not well, there’s something we’ve got to do. Let us be what our Ancestors expected us to be. They expected their children, their descendants, to be back at…
09/09/2022
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Our Culture lives in us

MEDIA STATEMENT: Barramul (the emu) has a really significant connection to the Dja Dja Wurrung and the Milky Way. As Djaara, Dja Dja Wurrung People, when we look at the night sky we can see our relationship with our Ancestors through story and Country. We feel this profound connection to…
09/09/2022
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Our Culture lives in us

MEDIA STATEMENT “It’s a tragedy you can see sky where you should be peering through canopy. Old trees just thrown, and that’s the way they describe it - windthrown timber, just thrown to the ground as if it’s a leaf that’s fallen from a tree, like its nothing. It’s a…
24/08/2022
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A celebration of life

On 19 July 2022, family and friends gathered to celebrate the life of  Dja Dja Wurrung and Yorta Yorta Senior Elder, Uncle Clive Atkinson. Uncle Graham Atkinson shared stories of Uncle Clive's life, adventures, and legacy as he farewelled his big brother. Clive was born in Echuca in November 1940…
04/08/2022
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DJAARA Right of Reply

"Loggers accused of Wombat forest ‘smash-up operation' " in The Saturday Paper 18 JUNE 2022   There has always been push-back when Traditional Owners exercise their rights to Country and Culture but, after so many generations of this experience, it should no longer be such a point of conflict. Our…
23/06/2022
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Caring for Country is self-determination enacted

MEDIA STATEMENT “We acknowledge our inherent rights granted to us by our Ancestors to care for Country. Our Recognition and Settlement Agreement supports Dja Dja Wurrung self-determination to further instil our land management and cultural practices across Country.” Trent Nelson, Chairperson DJAARA The cultural interests of Dja Dja Wurrung People…
15/06/2022
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We are Dja Dja Wurrung and we heal Country

MEDIA STATEMENT “In healing Country, we practice culture and we heal community. We are modern people. Living in a modern world. We practice our culture despite the many constraints imposed upon us and, at times, a sensible and efficient approach requires the use of modern equipment. Whilst audio recording and…
09/06/2022
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Dja Dja Wurrung continue to care for Country

MEDIA STATEMENT DJAARA is increasingly being present on Country to heal our totemic species such as Gal Gal, Barramul and Yung. We bring our ideology of Caring for Country by Gardening the Environment. For us, Gardening the Environment is about placing people back into the landscape as our Ancestors were,…
21/04/2022
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Dja Dja Wurrung birthing tree

MEDIA STATEMENT Last night, a 700-year-old Dja Dja Wurrung birthing tree was set on fire. The tree situated off a remote road north of Talbot has been confirmed by Victoria Police as being “set alight by unknown persons about 6pm” on Thursday. Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, trading as…
06/08/2021