ABORIGINAL LANDCARE GROUPS

In recent years there has been two Aboriginal Landcare groups established in northeast Victoria as a response to Aboriginal people wanting to reconnect to the environment and re-learn traditional uses of plants.  The groups have been active in holding workshops and attending field days with other landcare groups within the north east of Victoria.

The Ghunda Mulla  Women’s Aboriginal landcare group

The Ghunda Mulla Women’s Landcare group are the first Aboriginal Women’s Landcare Group to be established in Victoria.  The group which was first formed in 2010 made it their aim  to reconnect to their spiritual and cultural landscape. This reconnection is seen as underpinning the aspirations of the group and what they want to achieve in Learning about  traditional Aboriginal land management.

Types of Projects we have been involved in:

  • Cultural exchange with Warlpiri Women (2011)
  • Field Day with ethno botanist  Dr Beth Gott (2012)
  • Weaving workshops Yackandandah (2013)
  • Maintenance of the Burraja Bush garden

 

The Junction Aboriginal Men’s Landcare group

The Junction Men’s Aboriginal Landcare group was formed to assist in the engagement of young Aboriginal men in learning about the natural environment.  The group was formed in 2010 and have  been involved in traditional knowledge projects with the Elders in the community.

 

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