Media Release

Published: Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 7:40:47 AM

Narrogin Shire Acknowledgement of Country in Language

The Shire of Narrogin employs different platforms for recognising Noongar people and their custodianship of, and connection to the land. These include a verbal Acknowledgment of Country by the Presiding Member prior to the commencement of Shire functions and events, as well as printed on all Council and Committee agendas and minutes.

Thanks to local Narrogin Elder, Basil Kickett, the Shire’s existing Acknowledgment has been translated into Noongar for inclusion in the Shire’s email signature, and will be incorporated into the agendas and minutes for Council and Council’s committees.

In 2019 the Shire of Narrogin acquired a selection of artwork and artefacts from a local artist, these are displayed in the front administration office, the Meeting Room and Council Chambers. Also last year, the Shire appointed local artist Ross Storey to create a series of Indigenous designs which were printed onto shadesails and can be seen over the play equipment in Ashworth Park, and most recently, a Welcome message on the Shire’s website was translated into Noongar, also by Mr Kickett.

The Shire’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Dale Stewart said ‘’The Shire is proud to acknowledge Narrogin’s Aboriginal culture and history and we’re grateful for the opportunity to work with members of the Noongar community on projects that foster cultural pride and unity’’.


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