‘Yandaarra – Shifting Camp Together’ - A Guide for Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Engagement

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‘Yandaarra – Shifting Camp Together’ - Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Engagement Guide was adopted by Council on 8 August 2019.

Council is committed to working in partnership with local Aboriginal communities and involving the community in the development of its operational plans.

‘Yandaarra – Shifting Camp Together’ - A Guide for Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Engagement has been developed to assist Councillors, staff and volunteers to provide a consistent and respectful approach to engaging with the Aboriginal community through strong relationships and effective communication. The Draft Guide promotes a collaborative approach to assist in the protection of Aboriginal culture in the local government area and provides social and cultural understanding for the local community by acknowledging and celebrating Aboriginal perspectives

Council is committed to working in partnership with local Aboriginal communities and involving the community in the development of its operational plans.

‘Yandaarra – Shifting Camp Together’ - A Guide for Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Engagement has been developed to assist Councillors, staff and volunteers to provide a consistent and respectful approach to engaging with the Aboriginal community through strong relationships and effective communication. The Draft Guide promotes a collaborative approach to assist in the protection of Aboriginal culture in the local government area and provides social and cultural understanding for the local community by acknowledging and celebrating Aboriginal perspectives and worldviews.

‘Yandaarra – Shifting Camp Together’ - A Guide for Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Engagement was tabled with Council on 13 June 2019. The draft document was placed on public exhibition for 28 days (from 19 June to 17 July 2019.) The draft documents were available for access on Council’s website, with printed copies on display at Council’s Administrative Centre and at the three branches of the City Library (Coffs Harbour, Woolgoolga and Toormina).

The public exhibition process was promoted in the local media. All promotional material encouraged the community to consider the draft document and provide feedback to Council.

All community submissions were considered during the finalisation of the Draft Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Engagement Guide. The final document was adopted by Council on 8 August 2019.

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