Victorian Traditional Owners have launched the Victorian Traditional Owner Cultural Landscapes Strategy aimed at redefining the connection to country for the world’s oldest living culture.

The strategy is Facilitated by the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations and developed in Partnership with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Parks Victoria.

It’s the first of its kind in Australia and sets out a framework to systematically enable Victorian Traditional Owners to lead planning and activate cultural knowledge and practices to manage country.

Federation Chief Executive Paul Paton spoke to NIRS about the significance of the Strategy and the ways in which cultural landscapes underpin the values, practices, interests, and knowledge associated with Country.