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Community engagement report



Community engagement report

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Socom + DodsonLane; Our home, our homeland; NTG outstations policy


Socom + DodsonLane


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Aboriginal Australians -- Services for -- Northern Territory; Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Northern Territory; Sparsely populated areas -- Northern Territory; Northern Territory -- Politics and government -- 2001-

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Northern Territory Government

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60 p. ; 30 cm.

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NT Outstations Policy Community Engagement Tennant Creek Wednesday, 3 December 2008 Meeting Outcomes Summary Responses to 5 questions What is important to you about living on your outstation/ homeland? Looking after country, sacred sites and burial places Maintaining and developing the culture performing traditional ceremonies Working with elders and keeping our stories and history alive young families returning to their grandparents country Its home and living there makes your spirit feel good. It makes your identity strong we belong to our country we are not mixed up with other tribes like we are in town. Living on someone elses country makes you sick you have no power, no say and no control. Better health outcomes Social stability and less humbug Builds stronger connections between generations Healthy place greater access to bush foods and exercise Safe place for women to raise children (town is trouble: underage drinking, etc) We are not respected for our ability for caring for country and the contribution we make NT Outstation Policy Community Engagement December 08 39

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