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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 our culture, to our Ancestors and to Country in our very being. When Country is not well, we too cannot be well.
The inappropriate management of our Country has made it sick and the universal effects of climate change have weakened it and made it susceptible to great damage in storm events such as those last year in the Wombat State Forest.