The Dja Dja Wurrung Country Plan is about reaffirming the Dja Dja Wurrung peoples' aspirations and describing the future of the Traditional Owners of Dja Dja Wurrung Country.

The plan also recognises the importance of Dja Dja Wurrung cultural heritage – significant places and landscapes, stories and language, customs and practices and responsibilities for looking after Country. It describes the pathway the Dja Dja Wurrung community has determined it needs to take to rebuild and prosper.

Key Findings:

  • Dja Dja Wurrung people have the right to recognition as the Traditional Owners of Country and acknowledgement of the part government has played in dispossessing and dispersing their people.
  • The plan aims to reduce the major risk factors to Dja Dja Wurrung people, and ensure there is access to appropriate health services and housing.
  • Key indicators for measuring success will include the presence and size of ranger teams in place and working on Country.
  • Dja Dja Wurrung culture is the foundation of the community’s spiritual, social and emotional wellbeing, and they aim to preserve and protect it by actively practicing ceremonies and teach cultural ways to young ones.
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