Aboriginal elders have decided to develop a memorandum of understanding between traditional owners across the Australian Alps.
More than 100 traditional owners gathered at Jindabyne in the New South Wales South East at the weekend to discuss the role of Aboriginal people in the management of High Country national parks.
They decided that the memorandum will take a cross-border approach, involving working groups from New South Wales, Victoria, and the ACT.
A facilitator of the event, Uncle Ernie Innes, says all Aboriginal groups will be included.
“Whatever we put in place goes out to all of the traditional owner groups, so that everyone is informed of what the outcomes are, and there’s nobody left out,” he said.
“Everybody is represented.”
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