Welcome to Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation
Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) represents Traditional Owners from the Brataualung, Brayakaulung, Brabralung, Krauatungalung and Tatungalung family clans, who were recognised in the Native Title Consent Determination, made under the new Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010, the first such agreement under that Act.
GLaWAC is the Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) for the Gunaikurnai people and claim area, as outlined in the agreement, providing joint management of 10 parks and reserves within the State.
GLaWAC is the Registered Aboriginal Party for the Gunaikurnai claim area, as decided by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council under the Aboriginal Heritage Act, 2006.
GLaWAC has a membership of more than 600 Traditional Owners, all of whom have proven their ancestral links to one of 25 Apical Ancestors registered in the Native Title Consent Determination.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. GLaWAC welcomes feedback from family and community members regarding our use of images.
Latest News & Events
Like so much else right now, NAIDOC 2020 has been postponed due to Covid-19. We reckon it’s still important to acknowledge this week, no matter what the name. We are Gunaikurnai, the First People of our Country. We have survived for tens of thousands of years, often...
Our NRM crew were out caring for Country on the banks of the Mitchell River last week, working with the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority upstream of the Lind Bridge in Bairnsdale. Crew member Max Solomon remembers that the area was fully overgrown a few...
We’re working to embed Traditional Owner led planning and management into two key State planning documents - the State Forest Management Strategy being prepared by DELWP, and the Land Management Strategy being prepared by Parks Victoria. For the past 12 months, we...