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We respect that First Nations have different forms of  expression, beliefs, knowledges, languages, customs, histories, lifestyles, laws and protocols. We recognize ‘Intangible Heritage’ - oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledges & practices concerning nature & the universe. We support regeneration of knowledge and skills to produce traditional stories, beliefs, crafts, food & medicine heritage, designs & digital heritage.


UNESCO 2003, ‘Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage’

Gunaikurnai Country & Culture

For First Nations People the land referred to as 'East Gippsland' is Country that spans Bidewell, Yuin, Gunnaikurnai and Monero (Ngarigo) Nations. These nations never ceded sovereignty and continue their custodianship of the land and waters within East Gippsland.

The Gunaikurnai Whole of Country Plan captures the vision of the Gunaikurnai community & the role of First Nations culture as the most relevant & powerful aspect of regional identity.

Snake by Ray Thomas. Gunai Artist. We respectfully thank Ray for his generosity in allowing us to use his beautiful art images.
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