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Celebrations highlight an extraordinary decade of progress

DJAARA, the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, has highlighted an extraordinary decade of progress towards self-determination in its week-long YAPENYA held this month, to celebrate 10 years since the Corporation signed a Recognition and Settlement Agreement (RSA) with the State of Victoria.


Award winning journalist and Dja Dja Wurrung, Yorta Yorta woman Bridget Brennan MCed DJAARA’s first ever Gala Dinner, which was attended by many who have been with us over the past decade, including Premier of Victoria Jacinta Allan, Parliamentary Secretary for First Peoples Christine Couzens, Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas, Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards, Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters, Solicitor Dr Matthew Storey, State Land Justice Executive Director Dean Cowie, Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations CEO Paul Paton, Bendigo District Aboriginal Co-operative CEO Dallas Widdicombe.


Other events included the official launch of the Djaara Water Strategy, our largest ever Welcome Baby to Country ceremony, a YAPENYA art exhibition and YAPENYA twilight market.


Click here to read the media release.