We believe Aboriginal people in the Goulburn Murray region in Victoria, will thrive in an integrated community where we can access the best of both worlds. This means that Aboriginal people have strong roots in traditional lore relating to land, language, people and culture (the ‘home’ world), as well as having the aspiration, opportunity and capability to access a wide range of choices in broader society (the ‘away’ world).
The challenge is finding the pathway that ensures our people have the same life choices as others in the wider community without giving up our Aboriginal heritage. We want to feel that we are part of and share in the symbols of national, state and regional identity; but also that we draw a sense of identity from the Aboriginal community.
In this world, everyone would acknowledge and value Aboriginal history, culture, language and events.