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Brewarrina Lands Council reaches final

Director of the Brewarrina Local Aboriginal Lands Council, Uncle Cecil Smith, with Chairperson David Kirby. Photo supplied

The Brewarrina Local Aboriginal Lands Council is a finalist in the 2022 Indigenous Governance Award.

The team at Brewarrina is in elite company, with just eight other organisations short-listed from across the nation.

Each finalist organisation or initiative has been selected for its culturally informed ways of working, driving positive and long-lasting change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

For Chairperson of the Brewarrina Local Aboriginal Lands Council, David Kirby, the nomination is confirmation that the organisation has value to the community and impeccable operating structures.

“We were lucky to be named as one of three finalists in NSW which is a big achievement for us and quite overwhelming actually,” Mr Kirby said.

“We have been in a major rebuilding phase for the past six years and it’s been noticed that the work we have put in to get our current governance structure in place has taken a lot of community engagement with our membership base.

“We have built the organisation to a stage where people want to be involved in the council and we take part in activities that include government and wider stakeholder groups.

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