Wominjeka - Goldfields Mob
Much has been happening for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in the Goldfields recently:
Reconciliation Action Plan:
The development of Council’s first Reconciliation Action Plan is underway.
Our Reconciliation Officer Georgia MacGuire has been running Reconciliation Vision workshops with Councillors and staff.
This has included learning about the core values and the five dimensions of Reconciliation: Historical Acceptance; Race Relations; Equality and Equity; Institutional Integrity; and Unity.
The focus of the workshops has been to develop a Council vision for Reconciliation, which will be included in the Plan.
Once developed, Council will establish a Reconciliation Working Group which will include First Nations community representatives.
The first Central Goldfields Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan is expected to be launched by the end of 2021.
Keep an eye out on Council’s Facebook page @centralgoldfields and the Goldfields Mob Facebook page @goldfieldsmob for updates.
Women’s Health Day:
In March, 2021 Maryborough District Health Service, Bendigo District Aboriginal Co-operative and The Orange Door hosted Murrun Dehlk. Murrun Delhk – meaning Live Good Health – was an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Health Day with a range of activities and some great food from The Murnong Mummas.
As part of the day, Council’s Reconciliation Officer Georgia McGuire put on her artist hat and worked with the women to create a mural that tells the story of the birds of the Goldfields.
Council, together with the Gallery team, are working with The Dja Dja Wurrung commercial services Djandak, to create an Indigenous interpretative garden as part of the redevelopment of the Central Goldfields Art Gallery.
For more information on the Gallery redevelopment project click HERE.
Goldfields Mob project:
The Goldfields Mob project aims to support First Nations members of our community to connect with each other and have better access to services and support in the region.
■ Goldfields Mob Connect Program
A six-week digital literacy program is currently underway, an opportunity for local First Nations families to learn how to navigate social media and online supports.
■ Social media
Did you know the Goldfields Mob is on Facebook and Instagram?
Local First Nations people are encouraged to connect with others and to access information.
Facebook - @goldfieldsmob
Instagram - @goldfields_mob
For more information about First Nations Community activities or if you just want a cuppa and a yarn contact Council’s Reconciliation Officer Georgia MacGuire on 0428 941 399 or send an inbox message via the Goldfields Mob Facebook page.