Find out more about this support package for Traditional Owners.
Information on how Traditional Owners can access the support will be made available soon.
Traditional Owner mapping
Funding will support research and mapping of family groups and Traditional Owner structures in regions without formal recognition. Mapping will assist Traditional Owners in these regions to participate fully in the treaty process and access targeted support around treaty readiness and nation-building.
Traditional Owner Engagement Officers
Traditional Owner Engagement Officers will be mobilised across the state to provide on-the-ground support to Traditional Owners in formally and non-formally recognised areas.
Traditional Owner Engagement Officers will promote ongoing engagement of Traditional Owners in the treaty process and support nation-building and treaty readiness activities.
Nation-building support services
The Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations, First Nations Legal and Research Services and Aboriginal Victoria’s Traditional Owner Programs will all receive funding to support their delivery of nation-building and treaty readiness services.
These service providers will work in partnership to ensure that Traditional Owners in formally and non-formally recognised areas can access core support and resources across three streams:
Nation building resource pool
Pooled funding of $4.3 million will be available on an equitable basis to Traditional Owners in formally and non-formally recognised areas to support additional nation-building activities to meet their specific needs and priorities.
Traditional Owners will determine for themselves what activities to pursue. Some examples may include healing and family reunification, cultural knowledge sharing, advice on formal recognition processes, treaty education and policy development.
Reviewed 01 October 2019