EDO NSW employs an Aboriginal Solicitor, Mark Holden, to help EDO NSW to engage more effectively with Aboriginal people and communities. Mark is a Dunghutti man and joined EDO NSW in March 2012.
As well as education and outreach activities, Mark provides legal advice and undertakes policy work to promote the development of environmental law and policy that incorporates Indigenous perspectives.
Caring for Country
Caring for Country is the major project of the Indigenous Engagement program.
EDO NSW published Caring for Country: A Guide to Environmental Law for Aboriginal Communities, bringing together the wide range of laws relating to country, culture and heritage that affect Aboriginal people in NSW.
The guide is intended to assist Aboriginal people to understand their rights and obligations under environmental and natural resource management law.
The guide is complemented by a series of workshops in key locations around NSW. For more information on these workshops please visit the workshops page of the website. EDO NSW welcomes requests for workshops from Aboriginal people across NSW.