Indigenous Engagement

Introducing Our Gomeroi Cultural Advisor

by Tamara Kermode • October 30, 2023
News From Our Last Cultural Catch-up and Introducing Our Gomeroi Cultural Advisor Author: Tamara Kermode | Traditional Gamilaaraay Language of the Gomeroi nation used in this article (H. White & B. Duncan – Speaking Our Way, M. Mckemey). Kerrie Saunders is our newly appointed Cultural Advisor for the Gwydir Selected Area. Kerrie will be guiding [...]

Painting Flows – A Cultural Mural of the Lower Murray River

by Luciana, Chris, George, Brenton and Qifeng • September 20, 2023
Painting Flows - A Cultural Mural of the Lower Murray River Banner image: Artists Daniel Giles and Chloe Shorrock with their finished mural. Two talented First Nations artists have transformed the River Murray and Mallee Aboriginal Corporation building in Berri, turning a bare wall into a spectacular mural. The beautiful piece tells the story of [...]

Gomeroi Warrambools in the Gwydir Wetlands

by Tamara Kermode • August 10, 2023
Gomeroi Warrambools in the Gwydir Wetlands Author: Tamara Kermode | Traditional Gamilaaraay Language of the Gomeroi nation used in this article (H. White & B. Duncan – Speaking Our Way, M. Mckemey). The Gomeroi Peoples Nation uses the traditional Gamilaaray Language, and this is the language the Gwydir Flow-MER team use for our Gwydir Flow-MER [...]

Closing the Gap: Water Calendars, Aboriginal art and Teapots.

by Anna Turner and Ashleigh Pengelly • June 27, 2023
Closing the Gap: Water Calendars, Aboriginal art and Teapots. By Anna Turner (CSU) and Ashleigh Pengelly (Little Black Duck)  Proud Aboriginal woman, Ashleigh Pengelly, calls Uranquinty (15 km south of Wagga Wagga) home and is the creator, CEO and artist behind Little Black Duck Homewares. Born and raised on Wiradjuri Country, Ashleigh’s Aboriginal heritage comes [...]

The role of Totems in conservation, kinship, and spiritual connectivity with the land

by Anna Turner Kai McKenzie • June 30, 2022
The role of Totems in conservation, kinship, and spiritual connectivity with the land  Authors: Anna Turner and Kai McKenzie Totems are a spiritual emblem in the form of a natural object, plant, or animal. Each First Nations person has at least four Totems. These include inherited ones for each nation, clan, and family group and [...]

Riverside community field day highlights collaboration

by Margrit Beemster • June 30, 2022
Riverside community field day highlights collaboration Author: Margrit Beemster The steady waters of the Edward/Kolety River as they flow below the steep riverbank at Four Posts Camp near Deniliquin are mesmerizing and are a reminder of the timelessness of this Country and its waterways.  As such, the camp in its river red gum forest setting [...]

Getting out on-Country the best way to inspire our next generation of freshwater ecologists

by Will Higgisson and Adam Kerezsy • April 26, 2022
Getting out on-Country the best way to inspire our next generation of freshwater ecologists By Dr Will Higgisson and Dr Adam Kerezsy  There is no better place to learn about the environment than being out on-Country. It’s even better when you get to jump into the river and have a swim when all the work [...]

New Cultural Advisors for Gwydir and Warrego-Darling regions

by FLOW-MER • December 15, 2021
New Cultural Advisors for Gwydir and Warrego-Darling regions Gingham Waterhole of the Gwydir Wetlands. Photo credit: UNE. “Our country and our water sustained Aboriginal people since time immemorial and are crucial for our health, our spirit and our web of life, thus the survival of all species” - Liz Taylor A new pilot program in [...]

Supporting culturally significant native plants with environmental water

by FLOW-MER • June 29, 2021
Supporting culturally significant native plants with environmental water Author: Dr Will Higgisson For more than 60,000 years, over 40 Aboriginal nations have been caring for the Country that the Murray-Darling Basin is within. While diverse, Aboriginal peoples share cultural connection and custodial responsibility for water, which for thousands of generations has held meaning and purpose, [...]

Webinar: Co-designing engagement with Indigenous peoples for better environmental water delivery: Cultural Values, Protocols and an Indigenous Seasonal Water Calendar

by FLOW-MER • August 28, 2020

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