Webinar -Talking Water Together–National Reconciliation Week

Webinar -Talking Water Together–National Reconciliation Week
‘Talking Water Together’ is a special National Reconciliation Week event hosted by the Australian Water Association. This one hour online event features Jason B King, a proud Gunditjmara (Western Victoria – Lake Condah/Budj Bim) and Ngarigo (Southern NSW Monaro high plains) man who will be presenting on ‘Recognising and Managing for Aboriginal Values’. Following Jason’s presentation will be the exclusive premiere of our first video in a new series titled ‘Talking Water’, co-funded by both AWA & WSAA. The goal of this series is to capture and promote Indigenous water knowledge, stories and thoughts from the past and present, along with a vision for the future. In this first video, we hear from Aboriginal elders and custodians from the Western Arrernte people, Central Arrernte people and Warlpiri people in Central Australia. ‘Kwatja Ngkama’ is the Western Arrernte translation for ‘Talking Water’.

Webinar Features

Jason B King, Principle Aboriginal Adviser, Department of Job, Precincts and Regions, Rural & Regional Victoria (photo attached)
‘Recognising and Managing for Aboriginal Values’
Jason will discuss the Victorian Governments commitment to understanding Aboriginal water-values and uses by working in respectful partnership with Traditional Owners and will present a key case study on how this has been implemented, key activities and outcomes to date.  Jason has been working for his communities over the past 15 year in roles from child protection, cultural heritage management through to being CEO of two Aboriginal Community Controlled Health services. Jase was the manager of Aboriginal Engagement for Dept. Environment, Land Water and Planning’s, Water & Catchments division before moving into his current role providing strategic engagement & policy advice. 

Eric Vanweydeveld, NT Branch President who will introduce the video ‘Talking Water’
Eric is the Remote Planning Program Manager (CF, CPEng, CPSPM, CAAM), Water Services at Power and Water Corporation

Free for Members & Non Members

Event Program
12.30pm            Introduction and Acknowledgement of Country
12.35pm            Jason B King, Recognising and Managing for Aboriginal Values
12.55pm            Open Q&A session (10 minutes)
1.05pm              Eric Vanweydeveld, NT Branch President introducing ‘Talking Water’ 
1.10pm              ‘Talking Water’ Video Launched and Publicly released for the first time 
1.25pm               Final Acknowledgements and event concludes

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29/05/2020 12:30 PM - 29/05/2020 1:30 PM

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