Indigo Shire Traditional Owners of Country

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The Registered Aboriginal Party for Rutherglen, Wahgunyah, Cornishtown and parts of Chiltern and Browns Plains are the Yorta Yorta People. More information about Yorta Yorta can be found on their website.

In other parts of Indigo Shire there are multiple Traditional Owner groups with interests and there is no identified Registered Aboriginal Party to formally recognise.  

You can view the list of all formally recognised Traditional Owners in Victoria here:

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners at an event or gathering:   

If the Traditional Owners for the area where your event is taking place have been formally recognised as the Registered Aboriginal Party, you should acknowledge those Traditional Owners specifically. If the Traditional Owners have not been formally recognised for the land on which your event is taking place, you should acknowledge Traditional Owners generally, without making a reference to the name of any specific Traditional Owners.

Examples of acknowledgements can be found on the Aboriginal Victoria website:

A Welcome to Country can be conducted by a representative of the formally recognised Traditional Owners group.

Indigo Shire Council - Reconciliation Action Plan

Indigo Shire Council is currently preparing a Reconciliation Action Plan. 

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