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Welcome to the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations

The Federation is the Victorian state-wide body that convenes and advocates for the rights and interests of Traditional Owners while progressing wider social, economic, environmental and cultural objectives.

About Us

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land we work on as the First Peoples of this Country.

Country

Country is the central pillar of our work and strategy because healthy Country means healthy community. Country first is the guiding principle for our Traditional Owner knowledge holders. Our work to embed culture on Country supports Traditional Owner decision making in policy and respects over 40,000 years of lived experience on Country.

Our work on Country recognises the knowledge, rights and responsibilities of Traditional Owners. We work in the following areas to embed Traditional Owner voices in management of Country.

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Community

Community wellbeing means strong culture and healthy community.

Our community provides the direction and knowledge base that informs our work and guides our policy advice. It is our Traditional Owner community that we support to realise their Nation visions and have real management of Country and culture.

Our community is actively supported by our work in the following areas.

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Economy

Economic development supports community wellbeing and is critical to enabling activation of rights and self-determination of our People.

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Impact

Our work developing policy and advocating for Traditional Owner rights is impactful. Policy is the tool by which we embed self-determination in the colonising structures that govern Country and culture.

Our policy work with Traditional Owners supports them to realise their principles and visions through statutory and legislative change.

In the following areas we have made significant changes through our direct advocacy.

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About Us

We are the Victorian state-wide body that convenes and advocates for the rights and interests of Traditional Owners while progressing wider social, economic, environmental and cultural objectives.

We support the progress of agreement-making and participation in decision-making to enhance the authority of Traditional Owner Corporations on behalf of their communities.

Our governance supports our purpose to facilitate and amplify a strong voice for Traditional Owners and progress our shared interests. We talk about this more in the following sections.

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Economic development supports community wellbeing and is critical to enabling activation of rights and self-determination of our People.
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Were thrilled to be talking about the Traditional Owners Native Foods and Botanicals Strategy at the First Nations Native Food Blockchain Workshop.

https://fvtoc.com.au/sections/native-foods-botanicals/
Agriculture Victoria 
RMIT

We're thrilled to be talking about the Traditional Owners Native Foods and Botanicals Strategy at the First Nations Native Food Blockchain Workshop.

https://fvtoc.com.au/sections/…
Agriculture Victoria
RMIT
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Australian Indigenous languages represent 9% of the world’s critically endangered languages. We must do better. 
Today is International Mother Language Day and we must use this recognition to make a real difference. 
This years theme of multilingual education – a pillar of learning and intergenerational learning is about how crucial inclusive education and preservation of Indigenous languages is to everyone.

#DontStopNow
#CultureCantWait

Australian Indigenous languages represent 9% of the world’s critically endangered languages. We must do better.
Today is International Mother Language Day and we must use this recognition to make a real difference.
This year's theme of "multilingual education – a pillar of learning and intergenerational learning" is about how crucial inclusive education and preservation of Indigenous languages is to everyone.

#DontStopNow
#CultureCantWait
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15 years after Kevin Rudds national apology, let’s hold government to account.

“For the pain, suffering and hurt of these Stolen Generations, their descendants and for their families left behind, we say sorry.
To the mothers and the fathers, the brothers and the sisters, for the breaking up of families and communities, we say sorry.
And for the indignity and degradation thus inflicted on a proud people and a proud culture, we say sorry.”

#DontStopNow
flickr/virginiam/2261163403/

15 years after Kevin Rudd's national apology, let’s hold government to account.

“For the pain, suffering and hurt of these Stolen Generations, their descendants and for their families left behind, we say sorry.
To the mothers and the fathers, the brothers and the sisters, for the breaking up of families and communities, we say sorry.
And for the indignity and degradation thus inflicted on a proud people and a proud culture, we say sorry.”

#DontStopNow
flickr/virginiam/2261163403/
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The Traditional Owner Native Food and Botanicals Strategy (TONFABS) Cultural Protocol aims to empower Traditional Owners when navigating the industry and identifies appropriate practices for the industry to understand and follow. 

The Cultural Protocol also acknowledges the cultural diversity existent among the communities of First Nations Victorians and aims to increase cultural competency within the industry.

Learn more here https://fvtoc.com.au/sections/native-foods-botanicals/

The Traditional Owner Native Food and Botanicals Strategy (TONFABS) Cultural Protocol aims to empower Traditional Owners when navigating the industry and identifies appropriate practices for the industry to understand and follow.

The Cultural Protocol also acknowledges the cultural diversity existent among the communities of First Nations Victorians and aims to increase cultural competency within the industry.

Learn more here https://fvtoc.com.au/sections/…
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