Posts Tagged ‘National Reconciliation Week’

Reconciliation Takes Action: Lower Murray Water Traineeship

Lower Murray Water (LMW) recognise that having a diverse and inclusive workforce provides different views, experiences and insights that filter through to the rest of the organisation.  To uphold these values and support the LMW Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), an indigenous traineeship within their People & Culture Team was established. The aim of the traineeship…

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Rodney Carter and Rueben Berg on Cultural Values in Waterways

At our recent conference, Connect 2021, we were fortunate enough to have Rodney Carter and Rueben Berg speak about First Nation’s cultural values in waterways. Rodney is a descendant of Dja Dja Wurrung and Yorta Yorta people and is the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and the Dja…

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Providing Traditional Owner access to water and shared benefits

Celebrating National Reconciliation Week Victorian water corporations are trialling a number of different ways of providing Traditional Owner access to water and shared benefits. Most of these are exploratory or in early planning stag­es, while some are currently in progress. Wannon Water is supporting the Killara Kooyong Project, a pilot eel aquaculture project using water…

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A partnership approach to land and waterway management in Gippsland

Celebrating National Reconciliation Week Four water corporations in the Gippsland region – East Gippsland Water, Gippsland Water, South Gippsland Water and Southern Rural Water – are signatories to the Gunaikurnai Land And Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) and Gippsland Environmental Agencies (GEA) Partnership Agreement. The Agreement has four key objectives and a two-year action plan. The…

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Victorian water corporations supporting Aboriginal economic development through social procurement

In line with Victorian Government’s social procurement objectives, water corporations’ social procurement strategies include the provision of opportunities for Aboriginal Victorians. Several water corporations engage Traditional Owner organisations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to provide a range of goods and services in relation to water and land management as well as for other…

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Incorporating Traditional Owner ecological knowledge and cultural values in Victorian waterways

Victorian Traditional Owners have managed land and water sustainably for thousands of generations. The Victorian water sector is working with Traditional Owner groups across the state to incorporate their ecological knowledge and cultural values in water planning and management. Aboriginal Waterway Assessments (AWA) are an important tool to help incorporate traditional ecological knowledge into water…

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