Momentum is building in the desert, and it’s building quickly. The Indigenous Desert Alliance (IDA) brought 265 people to the heart of Australia at Uluru in November this year to share knowledge and stories, support and advocate for each other and the industry, and build on existing connections to each other and to country as part of the 3-day Annual IDA Conference 2019.
Rangers, Traditional Owners, and Community leaders from three Torres Strait Island Ranger groups (Erub, Mua and Mer Islands) converged on Thursday Island in late October.
The mission - create three Working-on-Country plans in 3 days, for 3 Ranger groups, or as much of them as we could!
Manyangurr ngulumbara dhelkunya Djandaki murrupi – 'We meet together to return good health to country and spirit'.
This was the guiding vision of the Dja Dja Wurrung Joint Management Planning partnership, led by Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board, with CSIRO, Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, Dja Dja Wurrung Enterprises and Conservation Management.