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Alice Springs Town Council 2003/2004 Annual Report



Alice Springs Town Council 2003/2004 Annual Report

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Annual report 2003/2004; Alice Springs Town Council annual report


Alice Springs Town Council


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).




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Alice Springs Town Council

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Alice Springs


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Alice Springs Town Council 2004/2005 Annual Report Page 23 3. CULTURE & HERITAGE GOAL: A Community Proud of its Indigenous Heritage and Pioneer History 4.1 Cultural Preservation and Harmony Councils vision is for a vibrant and growing community that embraces its cultural heritage, its unique identity and desert living environment. It is always Councils aim to support initiatives, festivals and events that promote interaction between cultures and help maintain a cohesive community. In identifying and implementing integrated projects that embrace and preserve local culture and heritage such as Lhere Artepes Cultural Protocols initiative, Council is continuing to work with key local organisations towards a more united and integrated community. Bangtail Muster This year Council was delighted to participate for the first time in the Bangtail Muster, an annual event held over the May Day long weekend. There were many wonderful floats with the Mayor Fran Kilgariff, Council Aldermen and staff and local youth drumming group, Drum Atweme leading the way. Council, Tangentyere and Lhere Artepe shared a combined float with Working Together as the theme. A street wide banner and smaller hand held signs with the slogan Everybodys Business were carried by the participants in the float and helium filled balloons were handed out along the way. Cultural Protocols The Cultural Protocols Project was launched on Tuesday 24 May 2005 by the Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation (LAAC). Council supports the Cultural Protocols Project and is working collaboratively with LAAC in the development, implementation and evaluation of the project. LAAC sought and received funds from the Northern Territory Government (Community Harmony Strategy and Quality of Life) to assist LAAC to conduct research into issues associated with itinerants and anti-social behaviour in the Alice Springs region. Itinerants anti-social behaviour in the Todd River and surrounding township has been an ongoing issue for the Traditional Owners for many years. The research will facilitate meetings of stakeholder organisations to draw up a clear set of written guidelines/protocols. The project outcomes will remind all visitors that Aboriginal Law requires respect for the cultural authority of the Traditional Owners. The research project will bring LAAC together with other stakeholders in town to address anti-social behaviour. Formal links will develop and communication will be enhanced between LAAC and other Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations. C u lt u re & H er it ag e Library staff member Anneke Rose joined in the fun for the 2005 May Day Bangtail Muster March