Build knowledge and capacity within the Aboriginal community to manage natural values on country and enhance awareness of Aboriginal cultural heritage in natural resource management.
The Big Picture:
The NRM North region encompasses the lands of several traditional owner groups. NRM North acknowledges and respects the traditional custodians and their deep spiritual attachment to country and values the knowledge and contribution that Aboriginal people make towards natural resource management. NRM North recognises that Aboriginal cultural values and land management practices are critical to the management of the region’s natural resources.
The focus of the Aboriginal NRM Program is to work in collaboration with the Aboriginal community to facilitate natural resource management on country and improve awareness and consideration of Aboriginal cultural heritage in natural resource management planning, use and development.
The strategic outcomes that NRM North will focus on between 2015-2025 include:
- Increasing Aboriginal community capacity to implement Healthy Country Plans and provide opportunities for continuation of tunapri and cultural knowledge;
- Supporting the Aboriginal community to implement priority actions for the management of cultural and natural values and Healthy Country Plans;
- Supporting the Aboriginal community to protect heritage sites and landscapes outside of Land Management Plans; and
- Supporting the Aboriginal community to raise awareness with land managers, planners and recreational users to increase knowledge and recognition of Aboriginal cultural heritage values in natural resource management.
NRM North’s Aboriginal NRM Program is delivered through a range of mechanisms including: provision of training and capacity building for Aboriginal people and communities, providing funding and incentives for implementing the Health Country Plans and facilitating the Aboriginal community to engage with land managers, planners and recreational users to raise awareness of Aboriginal cultural heritage. Key partners in delivery of the Aboriginal NRM Program include the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania (ALCT), The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC), melythina tiakana warrana Aboriginal Corporation, The Flinders Island Aboriginal Association Incorporated (FIAAI) and other members of the Aboriginal community not affiliated with an Aboriginal organisation.