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Acknowledgement of Country

Maxsum Consulting acknowledges and extends appreciation for the Dja Dja Wurrung People, the Traditional Owners of the land that we gather and work on today.

We pay our respects to leaders and Elder’s past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and the hopes of all Dja Dja Wurrung People.

We express our gratitude in the sharing of this land, our sorrow for the personal, spiritual and cultural costs of that sharing and our hope that we may walk forward together in harmony and in the spirit of healing.

Dja Dja Wurrung Language Use at Maxsum

Language is one of the most significant aspects of the culture and heritage of any group. Aboriginal culture and knowledge systems are largely expressed verbally, through vocalising place names, stories and songs. Aboriginal languages express not only culture, but also kinship, relationship to the land and water (oceans and rivers) and environmental knowledge. Without language, the link between Aboriginal people and Country would be compromised and the benefit of Aboriginal knowledge may be lost.

In recognition of the Djaara Community as the Traditional Owners of the land, Maxsum requested and was granted approval for the use of Dja Dja Wurrung Language for the naming of our meeting rooms at Maxsum Head Office.

Accordingly, when you are invited to attend an in-person meeting or event, the Maxsum meeting room name will be displayed on your invitation as one of the following names.

Marna “Meeting place”

Watputjarra “Join together”

Giyakiki “Stories & yarns”