Acknowledgement to Country:
COORDINARE acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Yuin, Dharawal, Ngunnawal / Ngambri, and Ngarigo Nations upon which we live and work.
We offer respect to Elders, past, present and emerging and acknowledge the vital role of Aboriginal people, their culture and customs. We recognise and value the ongoing enriching contribution of Aboriginal people and communities across our region. The impacts of colonisation, trans-generational trauma, racism, discrimination, marginalisation and disadvantage while having devastating outcomes, have diminished neither Aboriginal peoples' connection to country, culture and community nor their resilience, strength and wisdom.
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.