First Nations Reconciliation
Find out more about Council's commitments to Reconciliation, local Traditional Owner Groups and First Nations organisations, upcoming events and other resources.
Pictured right: Mount Elephant (on Djargurd Whurrung / Eastern Maar Country) was a meeting place for the Djab Whurrung, Wadawurrung, Kirrae Whurrong, Djargurd Whurrung and Gulidjan peoples.
Aboriginal Participation and Engagement Action Plan 2023
Council's commitments to Reconciliation
Corangamite Shire Council is committed to walking with Traditional Owners and First Nations people in our community towards Reconciliation. Find out more about our journey:
- Support improved knowledge of Corangamite Shire's shared history (Theme 3: Liveability and lifestyle)
- Guiding Principles: In 2040 all decisions ensure the prosperity, interconnectedness, sustainability, governance and engagement of the community including First Nations people
Strategy: Working with First Nations people
Objectives: Participate in the development of Traditional Owner Agreements and the Victorian Aboriginal and Local Government Action Plan; Develop an organisational Reconciliation Action Plan; Work with Traditional Owners to improve knowledge of the Shire's shared history
Action: Implement the Aboriginal Participation and Engagement Plan
This strategy recommends actions for Local Governments, the Victorian Government and Aboriginal communities that progress Aboriginal self-determination and reconciliation.
Registered Aboriginal Parties
Registered Aboriginal Parties are Traditional Owner groups legally recognised under the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006. They are the primary guardians, keepers and knowledge holders, with responsibilities for managing and protecting Aboriginal Cultural Heritage on Country.
Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation
Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation
About Registered Aboriginal Parties
Find out more at Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday) to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.
Find out more about NAIDOC
National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week takes place from 27 May to 3 June each year, which follows National Sorry Day on 26 May.
National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
Find out more at Reconciliation Australia