Merri Creek Management Committee

Smoking ceremony at Mt William quarryOn 2 February, MCMC's Angela Foley gave the presentation: Pitching in: Working with the recent ‘experimental archaeology’ of Wurundjeri Country, at La Trobe University’s Victorian Archaeology Colloquium 2021. The presentation considered appropriate ways for non-Indigenous people to ‘pitch in’ and work together to acknowledge Country.

MCMC participated in the colloquium with formally agreed support from seven Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Elders. The formal requirement was triggered by the presentation’s reference to the article: The Koorong Project: Experimental archaeology and Wurundjeri continuation of cultural practices.

MCMC’s presentation was in response to repeated calls from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to non-Indigenous people to ‘pitch in’ and work out appropriate ways to work together and acknowledge Country. MCMC works collaboratively with Wurundjeri representatives to respect their traditions and cultural practices, as well as with people in the general community and educational settings.

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