WALGA Aboriginal Forum
'Doyntj Doyntj - Come Together'

Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Whadjuk Country by Kevin Bynder, Whadjuk-Yuet-Balaadong man, commissioned for WALGA's Reflect RAP

Program released

Secure your spot at our Aboriginal Forum 'Doyntj Doyntj - Come Together'. With just two weeks to go, register now and join us at the Swan River Nyoongar Boodja, our meeting place for a day of learning and celebration of the positive work occurring between Local Governments and their Aboriginal communities.

Addresses will be provided by the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt; the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Hon Stephen Dawson MLC; and the Minister for Local Government, the Hon John Carey MLA.

Forum artwork by Steven Jacobs, Community Development Officer – Aboriginal Engagement, City of Rockingham. 
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Program Spotlight

Danjoo Koorliny founding leaders Dr Richard Walley OAM, Professor Emeritus Colleen Hayward AM, and Carol Innes will discuss Walking Together Towards 2029 and Beyond.  The innovative project is based on Aboriginal-led systems change to create a better future for all.
Take part in the movement for Reconciliation in Western Australia by joining the RAP READY forum.  Rose Walley (Kambarang Services) and Tim Muirhead (CSD Network) will deliver an extract of the recently launched forum, developed by Reconciliation WA.
What support can Local Government provide to youth in regional communities?  The Shire of Halls Creek will discuss how traineeships and engagement with Aboriginal youth have delivered social and safety outcomes for the community of Halls Creek. 
Walyalup – what’s in a name?  Aboriginal language is intimately linked to culture, place and identify for Aboriginal people. Hear from the City of Fremantle about how Aboriginal naming projects offer a fantastic vehicle for reconciliation and cultural learning.
How can Local Government protect environment and cultural values of natural areas? The Shire of Esperance will discuss how a collaborative project with the Esperance Tjaltjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation and other key stakeholders at one of Esperance's most valued beaches has had significant benefits for all.
Register now
WALGA Strategy, Policy and Planning team contacts
Policy Manager Resilient Communities - Susie Moir
Community Policy Officer - Alina Hobson
Biodiversity and Sustainability Project Officer - Melanie Davies
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