LVA staff attend Aboriginal cultural awareness day

More than 20 Latrobe Valley Authority staff travelled to the Knob Reserve, 3km from Stratford in Gippsland, which is a traditional gathering  ground for the five clans of the GunaiKurnai Traditional Owners of Gippsland.

Traditionally the clans met at the reserve to feast, share information, trade goods and practice ceremony.

The LVA team were welcomed to Country with a smoking ceremony conducted by Uncle Lloyd Hood and Grattan Mullet and taken on a tour of the significant cultural and historical aspects of the reserve.

The day was a great opportunity for LVA staff to connect with each other and local GunaiKurnai community members to learn about traditional cultural practises and how GLaWAC and the LVA can work together in the future.

At the reserve are five poles – each represents one of the five clans of the GunaiKurnai tribe namely the Brataualung, Brayakaulung, Brabralung, Tatungalung and Krauatungalung people.