Indigenous language key to economic growth
By Dr Felicty Meakins (University of Queensland)
Like many Queenslanders, I set off on a holiday over Easter to North Stradbroke Island. Instead, I stepped off the ferry and onto Minjerribah.
One of the great sand islands of Moreton Bay, Minjerribah is undergoing an ambitious restoration process as a part of an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with the Quandamooka people and the Queensland Government’s North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy.
Sand mining is being phased out by 2019 and the jointly managed Naree Budjong Djara National Park has been established. Camp grounds, complete with glamping tents (interiors by Delvene Cockatoo-Collins!), cultural tours and hashtags, are now run by a local indigenous organisation employing Quandamooka people...
This article was first published by The Australian. View the full article here.