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8 - 9 June 2022

THE LANGHAM, MELBOURNE

Brendan-Kennedy

Brendan Kennedy is the Tati Tati Delegate on MLDRIN & current Chair of the Victorian Aboriginal Water Officer Netwoork (AWON)

Brendan Kennedy

Brendan is a strong advocate for Cultural Flows, and the abolishment of Aquanullias , and water justice for First Nations in the Murray Darling Basin. He is a Graduate from the Australian Conservation Foundation Rivers Fellowship, one of the architect’s of the Margooya Lagoon Cultural Flows Management Plan, and one of 11 First Nations people in Australia whom specialises in Indigenous Land Use & Occupancy Mapping,

Cultural artist, Aboriginal Community Language Worker, composer of traditional songs in language, Brendan is an author of language books, co-creator of animations in language, co-creator of language dictionary Apps, former Chairperson of the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL), and current University of Melbourne Enterprise - Principal Fellow in Cultural Economies and Sustainability | ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course.

Brendan is the current Tati Tati delegate on MLDRIN and Deputy Chair, Former Chair of the Project Control Group (PCG) in DELWP Aboriginal Water Program, current Chair of the Victorian Aboriginal Water Officer Network (AWON), and member of the Victorian Roadmap for Aboriginal Access to Water Working Group. Brendan also sits on the MLDRIN Senior Executive meetings with DELWP Water, member of the National Native Fish Recovery Steering Committee.

Our program theme for 2022 is 'Resilience and Readiness'

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