The City of Greater Dandenong respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners of this land, their spirits and ancestors.
Council encourages you to use this statement of acknowledgement whenever
your organisation meets, at functions or at celebrations. The City of Greater Dandenong can be replaced by the name of your organisation. The statement is to be read at the start of the meeting.
Council is committed to:
- Respecting Aboriginal sites, objects, places and traditions
- Consulting with the Traditional Owners on matters which may impact on those sites, objects, places and traditions
- Assisting with the education of the broader community about Aboriginal heritage and culture of the municipality and region
The Dreamtime or Dreaming is often used to describe the time when the earth and humans and animals were created. The Dreaming is also used by individuals to refer to their own dreaming or their community’s dreaming.
The Dreaming comes from the land. In Aboriginal society people did not own the land, it was part of them and their duty to respect and look after mother earth.
The Dreaming did not end with the arrival of Europeans but simply entered a new phase. It is a powerful living force that must be card for and maintained.
For more information phone Bryon Powell, Aboriginal Project Officer on 9239 5116.