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Connecting to Country on Kambarang Bush Camp

Connecting to Country on Kambarang Bush Camp

From the desk of Catherine, South Coast Enviro-Experiences.  One of Bush Heritage Australia’s protected reserves, Red Moort Field Station, was the base for an amazing group of local Noongar Yorga to gather for their latest Bush Camp. We met for a healthy lunch and...

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Referendum on Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Referendum on Indigenous Voice to Parliament

From the desk of Luke, Chief Executive Officer. As the reality of the recent referendum settles in, it is with a heavy heart that I share our disappointment with the outcome. This referendum was an important step towards recognising and addressing the historical...

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Vote yes for Indigenous Australians on October 14th

Vote yes for Indigenous Australians on October 14th

From the desk of Luke, Chief Executive Officer.   Australia stands at a pivotal juncture in its history, where the voices of its First Nations peoples are calling for recognition, representation, and reconciliation. The proposal for an Indigenous Voice in the...

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Gnowangerup native seed nursery kicking goals

Gnowangerup native seed nursery kicking goals

From the desk of Karl, Project Officer Ballogup/ Lake Pleasant View. A partnership between Gnowangerup Aboriginal Corporation (GAC), local landholders, and South Coast NRM is helping the new Noongar owned seed nursery establish itself in a niche market. The newly...

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Cultural and heritage surveying on Country at Tootanellup

Cultural and heritage surveying on Country at Tootanellup

From the desk of Karl, Restoring Lake Pleasant View Project Officer . In February 2023, Green Skills facilitated a cultural and heritage engagement survey in the Tootanellup Nature Reserve, north west of Mt Barker. In this touching video, featuring the stunning...

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Round 2 for Seeds of the Great Southern

Round 2 for Seeds of the Great Southern

From the desk of Karl, Project Officer Ballogup/ Lake Pleasant View.  Great news from the bush! Work has begun on round 2 of the Seeds of the Great Southern collaborative project between Gnowangerup Aboriginal Corporation (GAC), Tambellup Progress Association (TAPA),...

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Celebrating Menang Noongar yorgas retreat

Celebrating Menang Noongar yorgas retreat

From the desk of Catherine, Project Officer South Coast EnviroExperiences.  This NAIDOC Week we are celebrating "Our Elders", in recognition of the important role that Elders have played, and continue to play, and the prominent place they hold in Aboriginal and Torres...

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A look back on songlines and sustainability

A look back on songlines and sustainability

From the desk of Justin, Project Officer Songlines & Sustainability.  As part of NAIDOC Week celebrations, we’re looking back on a few photos from the Songlines and Sustainability project – an incredibly successful partnership between Wirlomin Noongar Language and...

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Celebrating and honouring NAIDOC Week 2023

Celebrating and honouring NAIDOC Week 2023

From the desk of Chrissy, Communications Officer. This NAIDOC Week, we are joining celebrations to recognise the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The theme for NAIDOC Week 2023 is "For Our Elders", in recognition of...

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Upcoming NAIDOC Week events 2023

Upcoming NAIDOC Week events 2023

From the desk of Chrissy, Communications Officer. This coming #NAIDOC week 2nd July - 9th July, there are plenty of educational and celebratory events to be hosted across the South Coast region. Capturing the history of Menang Boodja, maritime history, art and...

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ACTIONS TO BE A VOICE FOR RECONCILIATION

ACTIONS TO BE A VOICE FOR RECONCILIATION

From the desk of Chrissy, Communications Officer. The #NationalReconciliationWeek2023 theme, "Be a Voice for Generations", urges us all to keep up the momentum for change. The theme encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in...

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SOUTH COAST NRM SUPPORTS A FIRST NATIONS VOICE

SOUTH COAST NRM SUPPORTS A FIRST NATIONS VOICE

From the desk of Luke, Chief Executive Officer. This National Reconciliation Week 2023, South Coast NRM has taken time to reflect on issues faced by our Indigenous community. We deeply value the relationships we hold with the Aboriginal community, organisations, and...

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