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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

We acknowledge and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the country with a range of community initiatives.

Welcome to Wiradjuri Country

Gawaimbanna-gu wiradjuri nhurranbaang

We acknowledge the Wiradjuri people on whose traditional lands AlburyCity is located.

The history culture, diversity and values of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanderpeople are recognised acknowledged and respected.

We recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have experienced social injustice and racism since the commencement of colonisation in Australia.

We express deep sorrow over the unjust policies and practices that have prevailed in Australia’s relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We regret that these actions and attitudes have occurred and ensure such practices will not be repeated.

We acknowledge the ongoing effects of such practices on the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We are committed to working in partnership with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to strive towards empowerment for the betterment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of Albury.


Aboriginal Advisory Committee

Strengthening our city through Reconciliation

The aim of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee is to provide the opportunity for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to provide feedback and recommendations on council plans, strategies and matters that have a direct impact on their lives at a local level.

The Aboriginal Advisory Committee will meet on a quarterly basis each year, March, June, September and end of November.

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    Name

    Category

    Proxy

    Mayor Cr Kylie King AlburyCity  
    Cr Jess Kellahan AlburyCity  
    Cr Stuart Baker – Alternate Cr AlburyCity  
    Frank Zaknich AlburyCity  
    Simona Coad AlburyCity  
    Mark Dodd AlburyCity  
    Valda Murray Albury & District Local Aboriginal Land Council Tyrell Ingram
    Catherine Coysh Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service Brittany Wright
    Elisha Shelton Woomera Aboriginal Corporation Lynne English
    TBC Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation TBC
    Uncle Ken (Tunny) Murray Wiradjuri Ruth Davys
    Aunty Edna Stewart Wiradjuri Aunty Di Tremain
    Summer Matthews Aboriginal community Dawn Shaw
    Aunty Trish Cerminara Aboriginal community Davina Jackson
    Hayley Shearer Youth  
    Anthony Bergagin Youth

Reconciliation Action Plan 2022-2024

Strengthening our city through Reconciliation

AlburyCity has endorsed its Reconciliation Action Plan, which contains a range of actions and associated deliverables that Council has committed to and was developed in close consultation with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

These initiatives will lead to better outcomes across health, wellbeing, education, culture and economic participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

View the Reconciliation Action Plan

Read our Media Release


National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey — the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

For more information you can visit the National Reconciliation Week website

NAIDOC Week 2023

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around the country each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

The theme for NAIDOC Week 2023 is – For Our Elders

More information can be found on the NAIDOC Week website or for local event updates head to the Albury Wodonga NAIDOC Committee Facebook page.

National Sorry Day

National Sorry Day is a day to remember and acknowledge the mistreatment of First Nations people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities... the Stolen Generations.

It’s a day to pay tribute to their remarkable strength and resilience, and to reflect on how we can contribute to the healing process of our communities. Because sorry means you don’t do it again.

First Nations kids need culture, community and family so that community Elders can continue intergenerational storytelling and knowledge sharing.

Learn more about forced removal of First Nations children.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands Protocols

For more information about how we will promote respectful relationships between AlburyCity and the local Aboriginal community read our protocols.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands Protocols