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Date posted: 13 March 2017
Ten Indigenous land and sea projects in Queensland will share in more than $630,000 of funding under the Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Grants Program.
Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, Steven Miles, said the program was designed to support communities caring for country with grants of up to $75,000 for individual projects. 'This funding round has seen a strong group of recipients with projects across Queensland in locations stretching from Logan to Charter Towers and Cape York,' he said. 'Successful projects include traditional knowledge and cultural heritage site recording, weed management, and water planning and monitoring in some of Queensland's most iconic locations.'
'It is encouraging to see the mix of Traditional Knowledge and new technology being brought to the management of country. For example, one project will use drones as a cost effective means of recording archaeological evidence of ancient village sites,' said Mr Miles. 'This will support future registration and management of these significant sites, including for exhibition and educational purposes.'
The projects will support a range of partnerships including with universities and research institutions, the Queensland Museum, National Resource Management groups and local government.
Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Mark Furner, said one of the great success stories of this grant program is the extent to which it assists Indigenous groups to build strong and enduring partnerships in caring for country, and to leverage significant additional investment. 'It is wonderful to see the strength of the passion and dedication that Traditional Owners across Queensland bring to looking after country,' Mr Furner said.
Source: My Sunshine Coast