DEG travelled to meet with the other members of ACHAA NSW, to Corindi Beach in Gumbaynggiirr Country in May 2023.
Our gathering was hosted by Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre whose Chairperson is the Treasurer of ACHAA. DEG is a founding member of ACHAA which is the peak body for NSW Aboriginal-controlled cultural and knowledge centres like ours. At the gathering we took the opportunity to learn about how our sister organisation operates and discovered that their establishment benefitted from the now-cancelled CDEP program, and more recently from a hard-won NSW Government infrastructure opportunity. Their centre was trully impressive - with large indoor gallery, accommodation and conference facilities and outdoor dance and yarning spaces. Knowledge holders took their guests on some really great walking tours on their beautiful Country, and we all benefitted from the chance to get together, catch up on each other's achievements and plan together ACHAA's future projects, advocacy and other member supports.