COORDINARE acknowledges that Aboriginal people are the First People of this country and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge their continuing connections to their ancestral lands.
COORDINARE is not qualified to determine nor define the Aboriginal Countries and understands the sophisticated and complex relationships with Aboriginal people and the land. However, it is our current understanding that within the organisation’s 50,000+ km geographic footprint are large areas of the Traditional Lands of:
Of note, Goulburn was a common ground and meeting place for many of the neighbouring Nations.
A note about language
Language carries history and creates meaning.
At COORDINARE, the term ‘Aboriginal’ is generally used in preference to ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander,’ in recognition that Aboriginal peoples are the original inhabitants of South Eastern NSW.
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