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Indigenous Cultural Respect Training

By July 2, 2009No Comments

The City of Maroondah through the Inter-Council Indigenous Planning Network organised an Indigenous cultural respect training workshop at Maroondah Federation Estate to educate councillors and council staff on Indigenous customs, culture and heritage.

I attended the workshop with Cr. Rob Steane and while I unfortunately was unable to stay for the full day it did provide a formal opportunity to learn about key terms and protocols of Indigenous Australians.

Maroondah has a strong connection with Indigenous Culture, given the significance of the Mullum Mullum Valley for the Wurundjeri, who utilised the flora and fauna for food, shelter and medicinal purposes.

Strengthening our understanding of Indigenous Culture helps encourage reconciliation and understanding. Maroondah recently adopted its Reconciliation Policy and its implementation will be monitored through an annual action plan to ensure that these goals are achieved.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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