WHAT IS THE STRATEGIC PLAN
The Strategic Plan sets out NSWALCs goals for the next five years. These goals will be used to determine what specific actions NSWALC takes. The Plan also identifies the vision and values that will guide how NSWALC will work with Local Aboriginal Land Councils, its members and Aboriginal peoples.
WHAT DOES THE STRATEGIC PLAN SAY
The Plan sets out how NSWALC will renew itself. It returns to the demands for full scale land rights that NSWALC made when it began forty years ago and adds the demand for a Treaty.
The Plan sets the agenda needed to ensure Land and Water Rights are an inheritance not a life support system. The agenda is built around five goals:
- Protect our culture and heritage - We must ensure that our future generations can draw on the strengths of who we are as Aboriginal peoples
- Pursue our full Land and Water Rights - We have a responsibility to our forebears and our future generations to ensure that we see the return of our lands and waters.
- Pursue economic independence and prosperity for our peoples - We must ensure that our peoples restore their economic independence and become prosperous.
- Support our people - We must improve the lives of our peoples.
- Secure our future - We have stewardship responsibilities to ensure that a stronger system is handed to the next generation.
The Plan builds on our strength: 120 Local Aboriginal Land Councils and 23,000 members who connect us to all 230,000 Aboriginal peoples in NSW. To be successful we will need to walk together and to enable others in the community to join us. We are all custodians of our lands and waters. The renewed NSWALC will be an integral part of the lives and futures of Aboriginal peoples. NSWALC is not separable from them.
How Will The STrategic Plan work
The Plan sets high level goals. Each year members will be asked to identify the specific actions they would like the NSWALC council to consider when it approves the annual plan of action under these high level goals.
HOW TO PROVIDE COMMENTS
All comments are welcome.
They must be made by 6 November 2017.
They can be submitted by following the directions here.