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NSW Aboriginal Land Council

How deadly is this - thanks to Manilla Central School for the shoutout, great to see our future generations repping our colours - #alwayswas #alwayswillbe #Aboriginal #LandA big thanks to NSW Aboriginal Land Council - Northern Region for their generous donation. Students are using the bags to take their library books home to read. ... See MoreSee Less

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NETWORK MESSAGE - Respect Will Guide Us

As the peak Aboriginal representative body in NSW, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council has a proud tradition of standing-up for and advocating effectively for our people.

NSWALC prides itself on respect, patience and tolerance for all Australians.

NSWALC is taking firm and appropriate action in response to One Nations policies released ahead of the upcoming NSW Election on 23 March. NSWALC has been actively working with like-minded leaders and organisations from across the entire community to stand with us.

NSWALC extends an invitation to all candidates elected to NSW Parliament at the March 23 election to sit with the peak body and discuss constructive ways that we can change the lives of Aboriginal people through positive leadership.

Political point scoring helps no-one and does not offer a way forward. NSWALC encourages everyone to express your position respectfully and to use your vote in the upcoming NSW election to send a clear message.
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NSWALC welcomes the re-election commitment announced at Bowraville today by the NSW Government. The commitment would see $55m dedicated to a new "Roads to Home Program" covering 10 communities aimed at essential improvements in services and infrastructure.

Read more here via our latest media release.

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2 weeks ago

NSW Aboriginal Land Council

On this #InternationalWomensDay NSWALC staff have worn purple & gathered for a staff morning tea #BalanceforBetter #IWD2019 ... See MoreSee Less

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On this International Women’s Day, NSWALC sat down with Janice Dennis to talk about a special family memento dear to her. She is a proud Ngemba-Yuin who grew up on Gamilaroi Land. It’s a photo of her mob taken at Dodge City, Brewarrina in 1938. The baby girl being held in the back row – that’s Janice’s mother Joyce! Here is the story of this amazing photo! #IWD2019

I cried bittersweet tears, the day my grandmother pulled out her famous tin box of treasures and gave me a photograph.
It was an image of important women in her life, that continues to keep me connected to her to this very day.
I was doing a university research project on family history and my grandmother went through the tin box with me, talking about each item inside.
One of those items was a beautiful old crystal candlestick wrapped in a piece of cloth.
The candlestick had belonged to her mother, now wrapped in cloth cut from my grandmother’s own wedding dress.
It’s memories like these that sustain me in my life – knowing where I come from, and being proud of who I am.
All the women in this photograph embody strength, determination and love.
They’re not only strong but guide us in knowing and building our own strength too.
I want to share one of my beautiful moments because by telling some of my story, I hope to encourage you to tell yours too.
Happy International Women’s Day my Mothers, Nans, Aunts, Sisters and Cousins!
Back row left to right:
The baby is Bluey Lang being held by his mother Vicki Lang (later Archibold), Dolly (Mary Jane) Cruse nee Walker, who is holding Joyce Dennis (Janice’s mother).
Front row left to right:
Clare (Dulcie) Dennis, Raymond Dennis, Isaac (Johnny) Dennis, Isaac Cruse, Eric Beauman (Bell)
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