Hepburn Shire Council works closely with the Dja Dja Wurrung People to recognise their unique connection to Country in the municipality. During National Reconciliation Week 2020, council organised a unique On Country experience with Elders which allowed the wider community to better understand the history, culture and beauty of Dja Dja Wurrung Country. While originally planned as a bus tour, the COVID-19 pandemic meant that council created a series of three videos called ‘Peaks, Wetlands and Rivers’ in which Uncle Rick Nelson explains the significance of a number of sites across Dja Dja Wurrung Country. Hepburn Shire Council received the Highly Commended Award at the HART Awards 2021 for this project.
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