Our communal need and common goal is to build our wealth, resources and capacity to live on, enjoy and be secure on our Country and keep our Country and culture healthy to pass on to future generations.
This Uunguu Vision, provided the driver for our Healthy Country Plan 2010-2020, that Wunambal Gaambera people adopted ten years ago.
IT IS OUR VISION THAT IN TEN YEARS TIME:
- we will be looking after our country in the way of our Wanjina Wunggurr Law
- we will be living on and making business from our country
- we will be protecting and sharing our cultural places as our traditional Law says
- we will be using our traditional knowledge and Western science to care for our country so that no plants and animals are lost
- we will be respected as the proper owners and managers of Wunambal Gaambera Country
- we will have ranger stations on country to help us look after country
- we, and our future generations, will have the cultural knowledge of our elders
- our country will be giving us and our future generations a healthy life.
The first ten years of the Healthy Country Plan 2010-20 has focused on establishing the operations, resources and capacity to look after and monitor the health of Wunambal Gaambera Country. Our standing Uunguu Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (UMEC), report annually to Wunambal Gaambera people and has evaluated our planning process to be 80% on track. Our country management and monitoring operations are now resourced and routined. Find out more about our work.
Our Future, The next ten years:
In 2021, Wunambal Gaambera people will evaluate and extend our Healthy Country Plan a further ten years. We will review the health of our ten targets (Wanjina Wunggurr Law – our culture, Wunambal Gaambera people, Gawi, Mangguru and Balguja, Right Way Fire, Bush Plants, Yawal, Wulo, Aamba, Rock Art & Cultural places on islands) against the Uunguu Vision and use this to guide the focus and design of the next decade’s Healthy Country Targets and Operations.
Rapid growth of our workforce is the communal priority. Our goal is for 100 Wunambal Gaambera working–age “breadwinners” to earn incomes, to sustain families to live on and enjoy their graa (country). Presently, Wunambal Gaambera workforce is 15 percent of that goal. Adopted business case studies focusing on Wunambal Gaambera adult learning, training, job placement and building small business skills will assist and guide the design of the next decade’s Healthy Country Plan.