The calendar features insights into some of the custodial responsibilities Rainforest Aboriginal people have for country and culture as the Traditional Owners of the area. It also presents some of the contemporary ways in which traditional knowledge and cultural practice are being actively applied to, and are often advancing, the management of natural and cultural assets within the Wet Tropics.
Djiru Traditional Owner, Leonard Andy, designed a piece of artwork specifically for the People Country Culture Calendar. The artwork is a fusion of social, cultural and material resources integral to life in the rainforest. It provides a unique opportunity for us to reflect on the traditional values of the Wet Tropics region from a Rainforest Aboriginal perspective.
The 2017 calendar is a collaborative initiative of Rainforest Aboriginal people and their organisations, the Wet Tropics Management Authority and Terrain Natural Resource Management. We acknowledge the contributions made by Djiru, Girramay, Nywaigi, Jirrbal, Tablelands Yidinji, Gunggandji, Yirrganydji, Mandingalbay Yidinji, Eastern Kuku Yalanji, Western Yalanji, Gimuy Wallubara Yidinji peoples and their organisations.
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