One of the biggest threats to the health of our country is the loss of traditional knowledge. Each of the 102 clan groups that our sea and land country is home to possesses their own detailed cultural knowledge. This knowledge has been carefully passed down to the right people from generation to generation over many thousands of years. It links the country to its people and vice versa.
Ceremonial life in this region is part of daily life for many people but some landowners and djungkay, reflecting on the vast traditional knowledge embedded in their country and held by older generations, worry that we are losing traditional knowledge. The reasons for knowledge loss are very complex and vary greatly from clan to clan.
We ensure there are good opportunities for people to work on country and actively use and share their cultural knowledge every day.
Our long-term goal is that senior landowners and djungkay are regularly engaged in management and knowledge transfer activities with us.