Working on Country together is an important and valued aspect for Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation to manage and protect culture.
We encourage that all sponsors of Cultural Heritage Management Plans arrange a meeting with Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation (EMAC) directly, prior to engaging a Heritage Advisor or in conjunction with an engaged Heritage Advisor.
Arranging a meeting prior to fieldwork is an important step for a sponsor to ‘Working on Country’ together with Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation.
A particular example of our ‘Working on Country’ philosophy and approach, is it important for a sponsor to work together where there are previously recorded Aboriginal cultural heritage places within a sponsors CHMP activity area.
It is important for a sponsor and the engaged Heritage Advisor to work with EMAC on the best approach to fieldwork methodology and identify ways of how to manage Eastern Maar heritage.
Our aspirations are that in the first instance, ways of avoiding harm to Eastern Maar heritage is a priority. Second to this, we support harm minimisation providing that Eastern Maar heritage is treated and managed in a professional and respectful manner, is in accordance with the Act and the sponsor uses appropriate archaeological methodology.
To request EMAC participation in a Cultural Heritage Management Plan or other projects on Eastern Maar country involving cultural heritage matters please fill out the EMAC Cultural Heritage Booking Form.
A ‘Welcome to Country’ is an important ceremony undertaken by our people. Inviting us to welcome visitors to our traditional land helps non-Indigenous people recognise Aboriginal culture and history. Eastern Maar as the Traditional Owners conduct welcome to country for events on Eastern Maar Country. To request EMAC’s services for a ‘Welcome to Country’, Traditional Smoking Ceremony, or Traditional Dance, please fill out and send the following form to our Community Engagement Officer, Alice Ugle at firstname.lastname@example.org : Booking Form for EMAC services.