The Gumbaynggirr Conservation Group aims to:
+ Protect and nurture Gumbaynggirr homeland, people, flora and fauna, culture and language.
+ Reconciliation in practice - to build an alliance of Gumbaynggirr and non-Gumbaynggirr people, prepared to protect and advocate for land rights and the protection of the natural environment as a united front
+ To provide an opportunity for Gumbaynggirr people to participate in land management and cultural practices,
and enhance their health and wellbeing through cultural activities
+ To provide for the education, and hands on experiences of professionals, and conservation organisations.
By Doing So We Commit To:
+ Observe, respect and cultivate Gumbaynggirr lore, language and culture before federal law
+ Offer holistic educational approaches to land management and conservation of flora and fauna
+ Strengthen the Gumbaynggirr community
+ Become fully recognised as a powerful healing agent and wisdom holder
+ Put special focus on engaging and supporting the Gumbaynggirr youth in these matters
+ Hold yarning circles and receive inspiration with and from Gumbaynggirr elders and other knowledge holders
+ Draw on ancient as well as cutting-edge science-based methods that have proven to be sustainable to land, people, animals, totems and culture
+ Apply Gumbanyggirr spiritual practices in all matters
+ Be open to spiritual guidance and healing from source/Yuludarla
+ Put forward Nambucca State Forest as a community and cultural park under Aboriginal management
+ Support the establishment of the Great Koala National Park with Aboriginal ownership or co-management
Our Ethical Protocol Is To Apply:
Kind, truthful, non-violent, peaceful communication and activities
The observed Gumbaynggirr lore and customs
Non-racial, non-sexist practices in thought, word and deed
Love and respect for all sentient beings
We are a drug and alcohol free organisation.