Mitcham Social proudly recognizes and pays respect to the Kulin Nation, particularly the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people, as the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which we conduct our activities. This recognition is a tribute to the enduring connection of the Kulin Nation to this region, an acknowledgment of their deep cultural heritage, and an affirmation of our commitment to cultural respect and awareness.
The Kulin Nation has an ancestral connection to these lands that stretches back thousands of years, representing an unbroken and harmonious relationship with the environment. Their profound understanding of local ecosystems, sustainable practices, and spiritual bonds with the natural world are a source of inspiration and reverence.
We extend our respect to both past and present Elders Socialise of the Kulin Nation, who have served as the custodians of their culture, preserving traditions and wisdom. Their leadership and dedication reflect the strength and resilience of Indigenous communities.
Recognizing the Kulin Nation’s Traditional Owners is not a mere formality, but a fundamental part of our commitment to fostering cultural awareness and reconciliation. We aim to learn from the wisdom and heritage of the Kulin Nation, incorporating their sustainable practices into our community’s values.
As we move forward, we aspire to amplify the voices and contributions of the Kulin Nation, celebrating their cultural heritage and their role as protectors of the land. Our recognition of the Traditional Owners is a pivotal step on the journey to greater understanding, respect, and unity.