The past three years have seen the Midwest Aboriginal Rangers working hard in gaining qualifications in Conservation and Land Management.
In early December, NACC Aboriginal Administration Trainee Taj and Midwest Aboriginal Ranger Program Coordinator Bianca headed to Wedge Island to attend a Rangers graduation ceremony!
The day commended Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) rangers as well as former Kwelena Mambakort Aboriginal Corporation (KMAC) trainees, Caleb Shaw and Jordan Jackamarra, for achieving their Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management.
Before the presentation commenced, Yued elder Charlie Shaw performed a Welcome to Country followed by a smoking ceremony.
Lead by KMAC trainee ranger Christopher McPhee and his family, the KMAC ranger team created a public cultural mural, providing a safe area to discuss traditional stories and reflect on the pride of caring for country.
The NACC NRM team congratulates Caleb Shaw and Jordan Jackamarra on their achievements and would like to thank both DBCA and KMAC for organizing the event while supporting the next generation of environmental custodians.
This program is supported by NACC NRM through funding from the National Indigenous Australians Agency.