National Water Week 2021

Celebrate National Water Week 2021 and take part in our colouring-in competition!

First Nation's water cycle

Caring for water and Country

The First Nation's water cycle animation was developed in consultation with our First Nation's community including Elders of the Bundaberg Region.

We give special thanks to the Uncles and Aunties involved with the project (mentioned below), Brent McLellan (Gidarjil Operations Manager) and the Gidarjil Land & Sea Rangers.

>>> Thanks to Aunty Ave (Averil), Aunty Di (Dianne), Aunty Muriel, Auntry Pam (Pamela), Aunty Yvonne, Uncle Micky (Lester), Uncle (name withheld due to sorry business), Kathy, Lloyd and Imran. 

Transcript

Water has sustained First Nations Peoples on this land for over 60,000 years.

They respect continuous connections to Country through water song lines.

They are linked as families, clan groups, community, and region.

To the rivers and creeks, from fresh water to salt water.

Connecting social, ceremonial, spiritual and cultural practices.

Traditional custodians care for Country now and have done so for thousands of years.

What goes into the land, flows through our water, our food and through us.

If our land is sick, we are sick.

Let’s care for our water and Country by learning more from cultural practices of traditional custodians.

Bundaberg Regional Council acknowledges the traditional Country of the Taribelang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, and Bailai Peoples and recognise that this Country has always been and continues to be of cultural, spiritual, social and economic significance. We recognise the thousands of generations of continuous culture that have shaped this country and the people on it. We pay our respects to all First Nations Communities and their Elders past and present.

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