Cultural Knowledge Unit
The Cultural Knowledge Unit helps preserve and develop Larrakia and other Aboriginal people’s cultural knowledge. We help community members to develop and sustain livelihoods based on this cultural knowledge, primarily through commercial activities such as cross cultural training and content for conferences.
Larrakia Nation has been supporting the local Aboriginal community through a wide variety of services since 1997. Our focus is on building community cohesion and resilience through supporting disadvantaged individuals and connecting them to the broader community.
Our outreach services are primarily aimed at Aboriginal visitors and homeless people, often known as long-grassers. We provide early intervention to divert people away from dangerous situations, contact with the criminal justice system, and link them with support services such as healthcare.
The Larrakia Rangers are a long-running, urban-based Aboriginal ranger group. Larrakia Rangers work on a variety of community and commercial projects in environmental monitoring and management across Larrakia land and sea country. At the same time we train local Aboriginal people, primarily disadvantaged young people, in conservation and land management.
We advocate on behalf of Larrakia individuals and the Larrakia community with government, businesses and NGOs. We are committed to preserving Larrakia country and culture and advancing Larrakia rights whilst developing business and employment opportunities for Larrakia people.