NACC NRM acknowledges the Yamatji and Noongar peoples who are the Traditional Owners and original natural resource managers of the land and sea in the Northern Agricultural Region. We also pay our respects to the Noongar and Yamatji Elders past, present and future and acknowledge the unique natural resource management skills that First Nations people have in supporting our region’s natural assets. Supported by our organisational goals and our Reconciliation Action Plan, NACC NRM seeks to support Firsts Nations peoples in applying their Traditional Ecological Knowledge to the on-going beneficial management of the natural resources of the Northern Agricultural Region.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart was endorsed in 2017 by a gathering of 250 First Nations delegates, seeking recognition of First Nations peoples sovereignty. The Uluru Statement from the Heart has been made by First Nations peoples following a consultation process involving 13 regional dialogues across Australia and 1,200 representatives. The Statement is a proclamation to the peoples of Australia, outlining three strategies to support the wellbeing of First Nations peoples through the process of self-determination. The Uluru Statement calls for constitutional reform that empowers First Nations peoples, establishment of a First Nations Voice, and a Makarrata Commission to guide agreement making and truth telling.
NACC NRM is committed to action, to work with our community to support the desires of First Nations peoples outlined in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Through all our activities across the Northern Agricultural Region we will endeavour to communicate the invitation to reconciliation within the Uluru Statement from the Heart. NACC NRM recognises the real opportunity the Uluru Statement presents, to continue to drive conversation about recognition and truth telling, and the potential for ongoing reconciliation that it brings.
For the Uluru statement to progress to implementation, all peoples should engage with the facts. NACC NRM encourages all of our members, partners and supporters to engage with the Uluru Statement from the Heart and follow the work of First Nations leaders advocating for meaningful change. By endorsing the Uluru Statement, NACC NRM is proud to acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of Country throughout all of Australia and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, waters and community.