Consulting with the elders

Senior Jawoyn elders and custodians are concerned the Jawoyn rangers are “young and don’t know the country...where the dangerous [sacred] sites are".

They are worried are about the cultural safety of the rangers and the need for senior and knowledgeable Jawoyn landowners and elders to train, support and at times work with the rangers to ensure they learn about cultural sites and appropriate behaviour to ensure the rangers and country are protected.

They speak with Jawoyn landowners and elders about land management issues and listen to their concerns and priorities. Rangers regularly consult with the group over a range of issues, including the need to fence areas, as well as concerns about crocodiles and poachers.

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