Aboriginal cultural values

Protecting the Aboriginal cultural values of the marine estate

Taking action to increase active participation of Aboriginal people in managing the marine estate.

Projects



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Sea Country management

Employing Aboriginal people to manage Sea Country.

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Aboriginal engagement

Establishing an effective framework to involve Aboriginal communities in Sea Country management.

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Sea Country Plans

Developing Sea Country Plans with Aboriginal communities.


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Cultural Resource Use Agreements

Developing Cultural Resource Use Agreements with Aboriginal communities in marine parks.

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Elders as mentors

Involving Elders as mentors in all NSW marine parks to increase the respect and appreciation of Sea Country and Aboriginal cultural values by marine estate staff.

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Cultural interpretations

Collaborating with Aboriginal communities on additional signage and artwork depicting their cultural connection to Sea Country.


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Sea Country rangers

Designing and delivering a Caring for Sea Country ranger model with Aboriginal communities.

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Reviving culture

Working with Aboriginal communities to revive cultural knowledge and practices of Sea Country.

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Cultural tourism

Supporting Aboriginal cultural tourism business opportunities.


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Cultural economic development

Increasing the number of people engaged in Aboriginal businesses in the marine estate.

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Cultural fishing funds

Delivering targeted funds to increase economic opportunities for Aboriginal people in the fishing and seafood industry.

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Cultural research and monitoring

Developing a cultural research, monitoring and evaluation approach that is integrated with the Marine Integrated Monitoring Program.


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Cultural fish traps

Recording the history and significance of fish traps and increasing the number of management plans.

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Pipi harvest

Enabling Aboriginal people to harvest pipis and consume them safely for cultural purposes.

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Climate change on culture

Understanding the effects of climate change on Aboriginal communities.

Page last updated/reviewed: 05 Mar 2021